Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

The Bachelor of Psychological Sciences consists of 24 units, and will see you undertake the following studies:

  • five core units
  • eight Major units
  • 11 elective units.
Core units

Learning and Communicating Online

Foundations of Statistics

Brain and Behaviour

Introduction to Research Methods

Fundamentals of Psychology

Analysis of Variance and Regression

Social Psychology

Cognition and Human Performance

Developmental Psychology

Psychology of Personality (PSY30008)

Abnormal Psychology

History and Philosophy of Psychology

Psychology Project

Choose 11 electives.

Electives

On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:

  • Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understandings in psychology.
  • Formulate arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theories and evidence in psychology.
  • Critically analyse information to generate creative solutions to solve complex problems in the area of psychology.
  • Define and integrate theoretical principles and apply these in their disciplinary areas of expertise.
  • Apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, individually and in collaboration with others.
  • Interpret and communicate ideas, problems and arguments in modes suitable to a range of audiences using a range of media.
  • Coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas in local and international context.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

  • Four (4) core units of study (50 credit points)
  • One (1) online core unit of study (12.5 credit points)
  • Eight (8) Psychology discipline major units of study (100 credit points)
  • Twelve (12) or Eleven (11) units of study* (137.5 to 150cp) comprising a second major, co-major, advanced minor, minor/s and/or electives.

Only for students completing this course online through OUA or SOL. Students may not complete more than 150 cps (normally 11 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a Professional Placement where a relevant Professional degree exists. International students who successful gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying. Placements are not available to OUA, Sarawak and other partner students.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • Four [4] Core Units of Study (50 credit points);
  • Eight [8] units of study from the Psychological Sciences discipline major (100 credit points);
  • Four [4] units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points);
  • Ten [10] units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, and/or Minor and/or or electives (125 credit points).

Students who elect to undertake a six-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 credit points comprising:

  • Four [4] Core Units of Study (50 credit points);
  • Eight [8] units of study from the Psychological Sciences discipline major (100 credit points);
  • Two [2] units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points);
  • Ten [10] units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, and/or Minor and/or electives (137.5 credit points).

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

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