The Bachelor of Science (Honours) gives students the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in professional areas of psychology such as counselling, ethics, assessment, and intervention as well as their research skills. As such, this degree involves both coursework and a research project conducted under the supervision of a staff member. The skills students will learn will help them gain the competencies necessary to be an effective scientist-practitioner. Successful completion of honours will qualify them for application for entry into postgraduate programs, including masters and PhD studies. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fourth-year program in psychology. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program, students will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. However, there is a requirement to complete a further two years of supervised practice or an approved masters program after initial registration. Students would also eligible to apply to the Australian Psychological Society for Associate Membership. If students achieve a high level of honours (either First Class or Second Class, Division A), they would be eligible to apply for a Masters program or PhD at USQ and other universities.