Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Understand the human mind and how it drives behaviour. La Trobe's Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) will help you become a professional psychologist, build a career in a psychology related field or pursue research. In your first three years, you'll develop strong analytical, research and communication skills, studying foundational subjects that include clinical and health psychology, developmental and social psychology, psychological assessment, intervention and research. Choose from elective subjects with a choice of minor sequences in Human Relationships and Neuroscience giving you the flexibility to work towards the career you want. You can also complement your degree with legal studies, business, management, marketing, sociology, science, genetics, language, drama, media studies and more. You'll also study the work of professional psychologists and have the option to take a subject on autism-spectrum disorders taught by specialists from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre.


To attain the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), students are required to complete 480 credit points in total consisting of: 300 credit points of core subjects 180 credit points of elective subjects


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Applied Psychology
  • Human Relationships With Animals and the Environment
  • Introduction to Behavioural Neuroscience 1a
  • Introduction to Behavioural Neuroscience 1b
  • Introductory Psychology: Brain and Mind
  • Introductory Psychology: People and Culture
  • Psychology of Close Adult Relationships
  • Scientific Foundations of Psychology
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (20) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - UAC prerequisite: Year 12 subject prerequisite - One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia will require additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the deg

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: NP
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • ATAR: 65.25
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • ATAR: 65.25
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Online (Bundoora)
  • ATAR: N/P
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Online (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Wednesday, Apr 27 2022

Further information

Currently students who are enrolled in this four-year degree at the Albury Wodonga and Bendigo campuses will transfer to the Melbourne campus in fourth year of the program, although most of the work can be completed on the original home campus.

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