Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This degree offers a pathway towards a career as a psychologist. It combines formal studies in psychology with studies in a related specialist area which is also concerned with human behaviour. This provides graduates with a broad range of skills which will enable them to be effective communicators and problem solvers - vital for careers which involve working with people. Graduates are eligible to apply for entry into the further study necessary to work as a psychologist and are well prepared for a career in a wide range of fields (e.g. behavioural ecologist, crime prevention officer, disability support officer and community development officer). With an additional education qualification, graduates may be eligible to teach psychology at secondary school level.
The psychology major includes core (compulsory) topics in biological influences on behaviour, cognitive processes, learning, personality, social influences and development across the lifespan and advanced studies in topics such as forensic psychology: legal and clinical, mind brain and behaviour, eyewitness memory and body image. In addition to psychology, students select a second area of study in which to specialise. Options are: Biological Science, Artificial Intelligence, Criminology, Disability and Developmental Education, Health Studies, Law and Society, Management, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Public Policy, Sociology and Women's Studies. Students can apply to complete an Honours program in psychology or in their specialist area.
- Computer studies
- Criminal justice
- Disability and developmental education
- Health studies
- Legal studies
- Public policy studies
- Women's Studies
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
- Or mature age entry (STAT)
- Or TAFE/VET qualifications
- Or higher education transfers
- Or completion of a foundation studies program
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Students also have the option of combining this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, proving they meet the entry requirements for both: Arts, Computer Science, Science - Animal Behaviour, Laws and Legal Practice or Laws and Legal Practice (Honours).