Bachelor of Psychology

 

Bachelor of Psychology


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Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPPSYCHO-03 / BHPSYCHH-03

Bachelor of Psychology

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Dalyell Stream

(1)
Candidates may enter and complete the Bachelor of Psychology through a Dalyell stream.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Psychology. The requirements for the completion of the stream are as specified in Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.

4 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. Applicants with 48 credit points or more of previous tertiary qualifications must meet both the relevant tertiary admission score for the degree, and the progression rules listed in these resolutions. English language requirements must be met, where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Detailed admission policies are found in the University of Sydney (Coursework Rule) 2014 and the Coursework Policy 2014.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Psychology are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b)
Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c)
Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(d)
For students enrolled in the Dalyell stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(e)
In the resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D mean Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D as specified here.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Psychology, students must successfully complete 192 credit points, including all requirements.
(3)
Requirements for all students
(a)
complete the Psychology Program comprising 60 credit points from Table A including:
(i)
a minimum of 12 credit points of 1000-level core Psychology units of study; and
(ii)
24 credit points of 2000-level Psychology units of study; and
(iii)
24 credit points of 3000-level selective Psychology units of study (which must include PSYC3010) and (PSYC 3018, if PSYC2015 / PSYC2915 not previously completed); and
(b)
an additional 6 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level Psychology selective units of study; and
(c)
a minimum of 42 credit points of units of study outside of Psychology which must include:
(i)
6 credit points of 1000-level Mathematics; and
(ii)
a minor (36 credit points) from Table S; and
(d)
an additional 36 credit points of electives from Tables A, S or O;
(e)
48 credit points of Psychology Honours units of study from the Honours units of study table listed in Table A.

6 Progression rules

(1)
Completion of the Honours Psychology units is a requirement for the award of the Bachelor of Psychology. Progression to the Honours 4th year is based on successful completion of 1000-level to 3000-level units of study of the course and academic merit.
(a)
All students who have successfully achieved an average of at least 70 in the core Psychology units at 1000-level will be eligible to progress to 2000-level Psychology units.
(b)
All students who have successfully achieved an average of at least 70 in the Psychology units at 2000-level will be eligible to progress to 3000-level Psychology units.
(c)
Students who fail to achieve progression into 2000-level or 3000-level units of study will be transferred to the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in their next year of enrolment with credit for relevant units of study that have been completed.
(d)
To progress to the Honours year, students must have completed 144 credit points, including all core requirements, and achieved a minimum average mark of 70 weighted across the four 2000-level Psychology units and four 3000-level Psychology units.
(e)
Students who fail to achieve progression into the Honours 4th year will be transferred to the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts or to the combined Bachelor Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies or Bachelor Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in their next year of enrolment with credit for relevant units of study that have been completed. Students may need to undertake additional units of study in order to fulfil the degree requirements. Students should refer to the relevant degree resolutions and the requirements of award for each degree.
(f)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Psychology a candidate must complete 48 credit points of units of study from the Honours units of study table.
(2)
Progression within the Dalyell Stream:
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell Stream may attempt units at higher levels than the usual sequence.
(b)
Candidates must achieve a Cross-Semester Average Mark (CSAM) at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study of over each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream. Candidates who do not maintain a CSAM at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in any other major, minor, program or stream into which they were admitted, but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.
(c)
Candidates enrolledin the Dalyell stream who do not satisfy requirements for the Dalyell stream but who otherwise meet requirements for the award course in which they are enrolled will graduate from the award course without the Dalyell Stream. Students may not study units additional to the maximum credit points for their award course except with approval of the Associate Dean.

7 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Psychology is an integrated Honours course. In accordance with the Coursework Policy 2014, the award of Honours is assessed and calculated using a grade average based on 48 credit points of Psychology Honours units of study undertaken in the candidate’s final year of study. Psychology Honours units of study are set out in the Faculty of Science Honours units of study table.
(2)
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the conditions specified in the Coursework Policy 2014 and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(3)
Candidates who do not achieve an Honours mark of 65 or more will be awarded a Bachelor of Psychology.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.