The psychology major sequence provides you with a comprehensive and systematic study of human behaviour. The emphasis is on the dynamic nature of our behaviours and the interaction of biological, social and cultural factors that influence these at all levels and at all stages of the life span.

The major is also a pathway to becoming a secondary-school psychology teacher when combined with a tertiary teaching qualification.

(Please note that this major is not an APAC accredited major in psychology; so this major does not offer a career pathway to become a psychologist).

Career opportunities

Having a major in psychology is considered desirable in a diverse range of professions, such as business management, marketing, human relations, sales, advertising, community services, counselling, health services, protective services, education, and graduate programs.

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Completion requirements

A student must complete 80 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 30 cp from 100-level units (Part A)

b. 30 cp from 200-level units (Part B)

c. 20 cp from 300-level units (Part C)

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

  • PSYC100Foundations of Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC101Applications of Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC110Research Design and Data Analysis 110 CP

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

  • PSYC200Life Span Development10 CP
  • PSYC212Abnormal Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC220Personality and Individual Differences10 CP
  • PSYC227Social Psychology10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

Where students need a second 300-level unit in their major, the Course Coordinator may approve PSYC314 Psychological Assessment as an approved unit substitution.

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