Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides students with a scientific understanding of normal psychological processes such as perception, memory, learning, motivation, psychobiology, personality, emotion, developmental psychology and social relationships, as well as training in abnormal psychology. A basic understanding of these topics is acquired across the two introductory subjects before a greater depth of coverage is undertaken within the advanced second and third level subjects. Students also participate in laboratory work and are introduced to the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics. To underpin the scientific nature of the discipline, students receive training in a range of data analytic techniques and research methods used by psychologists. The program is designed to equip graduates with the basic scientific grounding and theoretical understanding required for advanced level studies. The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.
- 3 Core University Subjects
- 15 Psychology Compulsory Subjects
- 1 Psychology Elective
- 1 Faculty Elective
- 17 Laws Compulsory subjects
- 7 Laws electives
Standard entry requirements
Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the equivalent of three years' university training in psychology.
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The Bachelor of Psychological Science/ Bachelor of Laws enables you to graduate with two undergraduate degrees. The combined degree provides you with the professional outcomes and opportunities of both individual degrees. Please refer to the individual programs for professional outcomes. Completing this combined program will provide opportunities for a range of careers in private, government and not for profit sectors. Graduates may seek to practise law whilst utilising a foundational understanding of health and psychological sciences, or employ their understanding of psychology to work in industries with a background in compliance, regulation and intellectual property.