Bachelor of Psychological Science (BPSYS)
Students complete 24 units across core units and a choice of specialist units in psychology; two common units and other electives from across the University. The two first-year core units provide an introduction to a variety of areas within the field of psychology including its history and philosophy, and the importance of empirical methods.
In first year, students are introduced to a range of areas in psychology, while in second and third year core and specialist electives provide more in-depth study of key areas such as research methods, abnormal psychology, social-cultural psychology, learning and motivation, cognitive psychology, the biological bases of behaviour, introduction to forensic psychology and counselling.
Second and third-year core and specialist electives also cover major themes in foundational knowledge and contemporary issues in psychology as well as specialist areas (eg, health psychology, alcohol and other drugs, forensic psychology, neuroscience, counseling, behavioral therapies, etc).
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The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and prepares students for entry into an Honours year in psychology. Upon completion of Honours students can undertake further professional coursework in a Masters of Professional Doctorate or supervised training for subsequent registration as a psychologist.
Graduates of this course may seek career opportunities in counseling, forensics, sports or rehabilitation in community, educational or organizational settings as well as work in consumer research, advertising, and marketing fields.