Studying Psychology in the Bachelor of Arts
Psychology will help you understand why people are the way they are, and why they do the things they do. You will also study abnormal behaviour, including how it occurs and how it can be treated.
Learn about aspects of behaviour such as human motivation and emotion, decision-making processes and social interaction, through a strong basic knowledge of psychological concepts and theories in areas including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, sensation and perception, and social psychology.
Studies in this discipline are also available via the Bachelor of Science.
Sample Course Plans
Bachelor of Arts students can study Psychology as both a major or minor sequence.
The accredited major in psychology requires a 125 point accredited sequence, and is intended for students contemplating further study or professional training in psychology. This sequence includes 25 points of level two or three subjects completed within the breadth component of the Bachelor of Arts degree.
|Year1||Semester 1||Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1||Arts Foundation||Arts Subject||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2||Arts Foundation||Arts Subject||Breadth/Arts Elective|
|Year2||Semester 1||Biological Psychology||Arts Subject||Arts Subject||Personality and Social Psychology (as breadth)|
|Semester 2||Cognitive Psychology||Developmental Psychology||Arts Subject||Breadth|
|Year3||Semester 1||Research Methods for Human Inquiry||Arts Subject||Arts Subject||Level 3 Psychology Elective (as breadth)|
|Semester 2||Psychological Science: Theory & Practice||Level 3 Psychology Elective||Arts Subject||Breadth|
A minor sequence in psychology consists of 75 points of study comprising:
- Two level 1 psychology subjects (25 points); and
- Two level 2 psychology subjects (25 points); and
- Two level 3 elective psychology subjects (25 points)
|Year1||Semester 1||Major Subject 1||Arts Foundation||Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Major Subject 2||Arts Foundation||Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2||Breadth/Arts Elective|
|Year2||Semester 1||Major Subject 3||Major Subject 4||Level 2 Psychology Subject||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Major Subject 5||Major Subject 6||Level 2 Psychology Subject||Breadth|
|Year3||Semester 1||Major Subject 7||Major Subject 8||Level 3 Psychology Subject||Breadth/Arts Elective|
|Semester 2||Major Subject 9||Major Subject 10||Level 3 Psychology Subject||Breadth|