Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
If you're interested in psychology, or aiming to become a professional psychologist or researcher, you'll find this three-year degree is designed for them. You'll study core psychology subjects including clinical psychology foundations, developmental and social psychology, psychological assessment and intervention and how to conduct research. You can focus on clinical neuroscience or learn about the psychology of culture and global citizenship, human relationships or even animal-human relationships. You can also apply to complete a psychology-related field placement and will have opportunities to study Autism Spectrum Disorders with specialists from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). La Trobe University works closely with industry bodies such as the Australian Psychological Society, along with hospitals and community centres, to make sure students are in touch with the latest developments in the field. You can choose elective subjects from dozens of areas outside psychology including legal studies, criminology, business, management, marketing, sociology, sciences, genetics, language, drama, media studies, and more. To become a psychologist, you need to complete further training (fourth year study and a postgraduate degree or work-based internship). You can apply to study this course at Bendigo or Melbourne Campus through La Trobe's Hallmark Scholars Program.
- Abnormal Psychology
- Behavioural Science
- Cognitive Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Social Psychology.
Standard entry requirements
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited with conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
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Students can study this course through La Trobe's Regional Reward.