Dickinson in Australia- University of Queensland
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
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)|
|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:
- 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.
- Students may take more than one PSYC 380 course and/or more than one PSYC 480 course at UQ.
- Dickinson students should not attempt to enroll in 4000-level courses at UQ.
- 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.