Dickinson in Australia- University of Queensland

Psychology Study Abroad in Australia

The Dickinson in Australia program, located at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, was founded as the Dickinson College University of Queensland Science Program. The program was originally designed to provide students studying psychology, biology, chemistry, and other sciences the opportunity to expand their knowledge through international study at one of Australia’s premier science universities. Students from other majors are also considered for admission. Normally, psychology majors take two courses from the UQ Department of Psychology, one other science course, and one Australian culture class per semester. Students are either housed in apartments near the University or live like an Ozzie in one of several residential colleges on campus (kind of like Harry Potter for adults). The proximity to Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches, a multi-day excursion to Sydney mid-way through the semester, and visits to historic and cultural sites around Brisbane during orientation make Dickinson in Australia a favorite among psychology majors.

UQ Course number

Course title

Dickinson Course Equivalent


Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology PSYC 480
PSYC3122 Attitudes & Social Cognition   PSYC 380 
PSYC3302 Cognitive Neuroscience   PSYC 480 
PSYC3302 Developmental Disorders of Childhood   PSYC 455 
PSYC3282 Developmental Perspectives on the Origins of Human Culture (also named Child Development and Cultural Cognition) PSYC 480 
PSYC2030 Developmental Psychology PSYC 180 
PSYC3262 Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour   PSYC 180(1) 
PSYC3132 Health Psychology PSYC 420
PSYC3202 Industrial & Organisational Psychology   PSYC 480 
PSYC3142 Intergroup Relations & Group Processes   PSYC 380 
PSYC3062 Introduction to Human Factors   PSYC 480 
PSYC3052 Judgement & Decision-Making   PSYC 480 
PSYC2050 Learning & Cognition   PSYC 180(1) 
PSYC3020 Measurement in Psychology   PSYC 380 
PSYC2020 Neuroscience for Psychologists   PSYC 180(1) 
PSYC3312 Parenting and Family Psychology   PSYC 480 
PSYC2381 Positive Psychology PSYC 180(3)
PSYC2063 Psychological Approaches to Complex Problems PSYC 380
PSYC2341 Psychological Problems of Adolescence   PSYC 180(2)
PSYC2361 Psychology of Criminal Justice   PSYC 180(3) 
PSYC 3042 Psychological Research: Interpretation & Evaluation PSYC 480
PSYC2000 Psychology of Sport and Exercise   PSYC 180(1) 
PSYC3102 Psychopathology   PSYC 165 
PSYC3082 Psychotherapies and Counseling   PSYC 480 
PSYC2371 Science of Everyday Thinking   PSYC 180(3) 
PSYC3192 Sensory Neuroscience   PSYC 380 
PSYC2040 Social & Organisational Psychology   PSYC 380 
PSYC3272 The Neuroscience of Social Behaviour   PSYC 480 
PSYC 3034 Topics in Applied Psychology PSYC 480
PSYC3032 Topics in Social Psychology   PSYC 480 

Psychology courses offered on the UQ program (whether courses are listed here or not) will be counted as Dickinson courses’ and grades received for these courses will be factored into the student’s Dickinson GPA

Notes on the University of Queensland (UQ) psychology program: 

  1. Students may take more than one PSYC 180 course at UQ. Courses noted as PSYC 180(1) fulfill the 100-level Group 1 requirement, courses noted as PSYC 180(2) fulfill the 100-level Group 2 requirement, and courses noted as PSYC 180(3) fulfill the 100-level Group 3 requirement.
  2. Students may take more than one PSYC 380 course and/or more than one PSYC 480 course at UQ.
  3. Dickinson students should not attempt to enroll in 4000-level courses at UQ.
  4. Because differences exist in offerings between institutions, students are advised to choose psychology courses from the above pre-approved list.While other courses at UQ may be worthwhile and may complement a student's study of psychology, they will not typically transfer for credit as a psychology course. If a student chooses to take a course that has not been pre-approved, that student must request course approval from the Department of Psychology. The student should provide course syllabi, course descriptions, and samples of assignments in order for the Department to determine whether or not the student should receive Psychology credit for that course. Questions about Psychology course credit should be directed to Prof. Teresa Barber.