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Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Psychology Studies)

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Course overview

The Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate course consisting of 24 subjects. The course combines study from a range of disciplines. You are encouraged to develop critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and research skills for successful study. You can craft a varied course of study that maximizes  your ability to meet the changing demands of employers.

This major is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the biological, social and cultural factors which influence how humans think, feel and behave. This major is offered to students who want an understanding of psychology to combine with another area of study. Students wishing to register as psychologists should instead take our Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science course.

Campus
Singapore
Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
24 months full time
Study mode
On campus

Subjects

Course Structure

3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)

Subject Requirement

Students are required to complete 24 subjects (72 credit points) based on availability and scheduling.

Study Program

BA Course Structure
Core Subjects (Level 1)
  • Time, Truth, and the Human Condition
  • Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place
+ Core Subject (Level 3): Arts Edge
+ Options: Select 7 Arts and Social Sciences subjects of Level 1, 2 or 3
+ Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective
+ Select 1 undergraduate-level Arts and Social Sciences subject
+ Select the Psychology Studies major (8 subjects)
+ Select any 4 undergraduate subjects
Psychology Studies Major
Core
  • Exploring Psychology from Brain to Practice
  • Exploring Psychology from Perception to Reality
+ Select 4 level 2 subjects from List 1:
List 1
  • Intercultural Psychology & Cross Cultural Communication
  • Psychological Neuroscience
  • Describing and Analysing Behaviour
  • Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health
  • Through Looking Glass: Development across the Lifespan
  • Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour
  • The World Around Us: Environmental Psychology
  • Intersections of Psychology and Law: Forensic Psychology
  • Learning Processes, Behaviour and Performance
  • Memory and Cognition

+ Select 2 level 3 subjects from List 2:
List 1

  • Psychological Research Methods and  Interpretation
  • Social Psychology in Everyday Life
  • Mining the Mind: Psychopathology
  • Counselling Principles and Practice for Diverse Environments
  • Psychological Assessment in Action
  • Personality Psychology: Decoding the Mysteries of Humans
  • Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind
  • Population Clinical Health Promotion and Communication
Must successfully complete 4 subjects at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements differs from country to country, but in general, applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of the James Cook University Singapore Foundation Program will also satisfy the entrance requirement.

For further information please email us at admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au.

English Requirements

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0)/ TOEFL iBT 79 (with minimum writing score of 19)/ TOEFL (paper based) with 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5)/ Pearson (PTE Academic) 57; or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP);
  • Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English Language requirement on a case-by-case basis.

Advanced Standing

Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures. Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student’s Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below  90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student’s Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this major can pursue a diverse range of careers in government and human services organisations, business corporations, and the health sector as well as in media, market research, advertising, public relations and human resources.

How to apply

Application Procedures

Prospective students can click here to find out more about enrolment, courses available and application procedures and forms.

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How to Apply Online and Online Application Guideline.

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$53,928 S$56,496

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

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Disclaimer
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.