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    Talking Psychology USYD or Maq or UNSW or UWS

    hello i really want to get into psychology at usyd. the atar is 96. i knew this girl who 2 years ago got into the course with a 93 atar so i was just wondering (if anyone has knowledge, or first hand experience) are they lenient with allowing people in with atar scores less than 96? thank you.
    Also a psychologist i spoke to who studied at usyd and then studied post grad at uws recommended that the uws study environment is better than usyd and i should apply for uws. not that theres anything wrong with uws but i just have always wanted to go to usyd. does anyone have any thoughts/opinion on that statement?
    finally, as the title suggests, psychology at usyd or maq or unsw or uws? thank you

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    Re: Psychology USYD or Maq or UNSW or UWS

    Would personally avoid going to WSU.
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    Re: Psychology USYD or Maq or UNSW or UWS

    You can always start off by studying a Bachelor of Science (83 Atar) or Bachelor of Arts (Atar 82.5) at USYD majoring in psychology, and then transfer into the Bachelor of Psychology in your second year. You study the exact same psychology subjects in arts or science as the b.psychology students do. The only difference between the degrees is the Bachelor of Psychology includes an honours year, where in science or arts you have to apply and meet certain requirements to be accepted into psychology honours. Also another difference is if you wanna study stuff in science/arts other than psychology, like maths or politics etc.

    Don't be put off going to USYD just because you might not get 96, if USYD is truly the university you want to study at, you can do psychology in arts or science.
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    Re: Psychology USYD or Maq or UNSW or UWS

    HSC 2016 (External,Internal): English Advanced (86,86), Mathematics (98,96), Mathematics Extension (48,46), Physics (85,85), Economics (97,93), Modern History (94,89)

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    Re: Psychology USYD or Maq or UNSW or UWS

    Quote Originally Posted by meDAawesome View Post
    You can always start off by studying a Bachelor of Science (83 Atar) or Bachelor of Arts (Atar 82.5) at USYD majoring in psychology, and then transfer into the Bachelor of Psychology in your second year. You study the exact same psychology subjects in arts or science as the b.psychology students do. The only difference between the degrees is the Bachelor of Psychology includes an honours year, where in science or arts you have to apply and meet certain requirements to be accepted into psychology honours. Also another difference is if you wanna study stuff in science/arts other than psychology, like maths or politics etc.

    Don't be put off going to USYD just because you might not get 96, if USYD is truly the university you want to study at, you can do psychology in arts or science.
    ^ This.

    Also, I know people who have gotten the 96 cutoff, and still decided to do psychology under B Science instead.

    Nonetheless, USYD does have a flexible entry scheme that accepts you if you are below cutoff.

    Here's a useful website USYD's released recently that gives you some insight into the more realistic cutoffs needed, and for B Psychology, the lowest ATAR they've accepted last year was 91.00 (which is the maximum ATAR points gained through flexible entry).

    Also, be aware that you can choose to study psychology under the Science stream or the Arts and Social Sciences stream. The Science stream allows you to major additionally in a Science major if you choose to, while the Arts and Social Sciences stream allows you to major in an additional Arts major if you choose to. Furthermore, the stream which you choose influences the electives you take. If you are considering to pick B Science or B Arts to be safe, choose the former if you want to enrol into the Science stream (note that there is a requirement of 4 compulsory junior mathematics courses [which I personally recommend; statistics is very {an understatement} useful for aspiring psychology students]), or the latter if you want to enrol into the Arts stream.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Psychology USYD or Maq or UNSW or UWS

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    Would personally avoid going to WSU.
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    Re: Psychology USYD or Maq or UNSW or UWS

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    Re: Psychology USYD or Maq or UNSW or UWS

    Since Comm/Sci is 5 years at USYD, is it possible to do 3 majors in that degree? (Finance/Fin. Mathematics/Psychology)

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    Re: Psychology USYD or Maq or UNSW or UWS

    Quote Originally Posted by si2136 View Post
    Since Comm/Sci is 5 years at USYD, is it possible to do 3 majors in that degree? (Finance/Fin. Mathematics/Psychology)
    Yes. I'm doing a 4 year degree at USYD and I'm still triple majoring.

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