Bachelor of
Science:

Study Planner Information

What will I study?

In the Psychology major you will take a sequence of courses that provide you with a firm grounding in all subdisciplines of psychology including neuroscience; learning and cognition; developmental psychology; and social psychology, as well as scientific methods and statistical techniques used in psychological research. As part of your program of study you will also choose from various specialty elective courses in second and third year, allowing you to pursue your personal interests in the field. Examples of elective courses include: Judgment & Decision-Making, Behavioural Neuroscience, Psychotherapies & Counselling and Development in Infancy.

Students in this major learn how to apply the scientific perspective to psychological phenomena in the laboratory and in practice. Each course in the undergraduate sequence focuses on both theory and practice, so that you will graduate with an in-depth understanding of the issues well as some proficiency in conducting psychological research and interpreting the findings. The undergraduate major in psychology prepares students for Honours-level study, which is a prerequisite for professional practice in psychology. Students who are interested in professional registration as a psychologist, must undertake the extended major in order to be eligible for entry into the Honours program. 

Psychology is available as a single or extended major.

1st Year Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all BSc students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective - choose a Level 1 course that interests you
Year 1-Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
PSYC1020 Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology Prerequisite for major
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Recommended
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Year 1- Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
PSYC1030 Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social, & Clinical Psychology Prerequisite for major
PSYC1040 Psychological Research Methodology I1 Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

1. Students who complete both PSYC1040 & PSYC2010 will be exempt from STAT1201.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

For a Single Major, you are required to complete #14 (#6 at Level 2 and #8 at Level 3). Students interested in seeking accreditation from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) must complete the Extended Major.

The following are suggested study plans for this major and should be used as a guide to planning your program. Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the major requirements.

What do the different columns mean?

  • Sem - Semester
  • Compulsory courses – compulsory for the major.
  • Key courses – electives from the major's course list.
  • Recommended courses – complements the major.

Choose a study plan

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
    Year 2
    Sem Compulsory Courses
    Complete all courses
    Key Courses
    Choose at least #4 from:
    Recommended Courses
    1

    Or

    2
    PSYC2010 Psychological Res Method II PSYC2020 Neuroscience for Psychologists

    PSYC2050 Learning & Cognition
     

     

    Year 3
    Sem Compulsory Courses
    Complete all courses
    Key Courses
    Choose at least #6 from:
    Recommended Courses
    1   PSYC3192 Sensory Neuroscience

    PSYC3272 The Neuroscience of Social Behaviour
    -
    2 PSYC3020 Principles of Psych Assessment ANAT3022 Functional Neuroanatomy (Psyc)

    PSYC3042 Psych Res: Interp & Evaluation

    PSYC3052 Judgment & Decision-Making

    PSYC3262 Evolutionary Approach to Human Behaviour
    -

     

  • Developmental Psychology
    Year 2
    Sem Compulsory Courses
    Complete all courses
    Key Courses
    Choose at least #4 from:
    Recommended Courses
    1

    Or

    2
    PSYC2010 Psychological Res Method II PSYC2030 Developmental Psychology

    PSYC2040 Social & Org Psychology
     

     

    Year 3
    Sem Compulsory Courses
    Complete all courses
    Key Courses
    Choose at least #6 from:
    Recommended Courses
    1   PSYC3122 Attitudes & Social Cognition

    PSYC3162 Development in Infancy (Not currently offered)

    PSYC3282 Developmental Perspectives on the Origins of Human Culture
     
    2 PSYC3020 Principles of Psych Assessment MUSC3340 Music, Cognition & Development

    PSYC3032 Topics in Social Psychology

    PSYC3042 Psych Res: Interp & Evaluation

    PSYC3142 Intergroup Relations & Group Proc

    PSYC3152 Applied Topics in Lifespan Dev (Not currently offered)
     

     

  • Applied Psychology
    Year 2
    Sem Compulsory Courses
    Complete all courses
    Key Courses
    Choose at least #4 from:
    Recommended Courses
    1

    Or

    2
    PSYC2010 Psychological Res Method II PSYC2030 Developmental Psychology

    PSYC2020 Neuroscience for Psychologists

    PSYC2040 Social & Org Psychology

    PSYC2050 Learning & Cognition
    -

     

    Year 3
    Sem Compulsory Courses
    Complete all courses
    Key Courses
    Choose at least #4 from:
    Recommended Courses
    1   PSYC3102 Psychopathology

    PSYC3202 Industrial & Org Psychology
     
    2 PSYC3020 Principles of Psych Assessment PSYC3000 Adv Sport & Exercise Psych

    PSYC3042 Psych Res: Interp & Evaluation

    PSYC3082 Psychotherapies & Counselling

    PSYC3132 Health Psychology
     

     

 

Help?

Starting at UQ

Enrolment guide website.

Ask a question

Send us your question.

Important dates

Academic calendar for all your study dates.

First Years - St Lucia

First Year Guide 2017 for St Lucia Students

First Years - Gatton

First Year Guide 2017 for Gatton Students

First Years - Gatton (External)

First Year Guide 2017 for External Gatton Students