USQ's Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is developed specifically for those of students who wish to become practitioners. As such the program places a heavy emphasis on developing both research and professional skills including a deep understanding of the ethical principles that inform psychological practice. In each semester from their first at USQ students will be involved in research projects and in activities that foster psychological professional skills. Along the way students will pick up plenty of practical experience in a supportive environment. They will start out doing placements in second year and clock up further hours in third year. Current students are working at places like Drug Arm, Disability Services, Queensland Police, local schools, NGO's and in the private practices. Psychology can be a challenging profession, but by the end of the degree students will have had exposure to treatment regimes and will have had experience in the administration psychological tests. As an expert in human behaviour, personality, interpersonal relationships, learning and motivation, psychologists are in demand in a wide range of workplaces. The majority students end up working in roles that do not involve the title of psychologists. These include welfare officers, youth workers, support workers and employment officers in areas such as child safety and corrective services. But psychologists also work in various sectors including education, defence, consulting and training and development. Graduates are eligible to apply for probationary registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Those who complete the four-year honours program are also eligible to go on to complete further studies at the masters level with the aim of registration as a clinical psychologist. Semester 3 intake students will only be able to study two courses via distance education.