Learn about perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behaviour and interpersonal relationships, and how psychologists examine, explain and predict what people do as individuals and in groups.
Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students. In your second year you will gain greater knowledge in learning, motivation, perception, child development and social psychology.
You will prepare a research proposal in your third year and develop advanced knowledge in abnormal psychology, adult development, community psychology, cognition, cross-cultural psychology, Indigenous psychology and individual differences.
Your fourth year includes a year-long research project and you will develop skills in areas such as program evaluation, psychological assessment, and counselling.
Note on fourth year: Due to stringent accreditation requirements, you must attain a minimum credit average in your second and third year core psychology units to continue into the fourth year of the course. If you do not attain the credit average required, you will graduate at the end of the third year with the intermediate award, Bachelor of Science (Psychology). High-achieving students may be offered a place in the honours program.
Double degree options
You can study Psychology as part of a double degree with either a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) or Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations).
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Bachelor of Psychology lead to?
With further study:
- Registered psychologist
- Endorsed psychologist
- Local community
- Not-for-profit sector
- Sports organisations
What you'll learn
- apply psychological theory to evidence based practice and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research; discriminate between valid discipline knowledge and questionable esoteric theory and practice
- apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions
- access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to psychology
- communicate effectively with individuals, groups and communities
- select and effectively use appropriate technologies relevant to psychological research and practice
- demonstrate ability for self directed learning and reflective practice
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of international perspectives in psychology
- demonstrate understanding and respect for human rights and cultural diversity
- independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner