Specialisation

Major - Psychology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1040.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


Psychology is the field of inquiry that uses scientific techniques and methods to understand and explain behaviour and experience. As a profession, it involves the application of psychological knowledge to practical problems in human behaviour. Units in the program are drawn from the following core areas of psychology: brain and behaviour, learning, motivation and emotion, social psychology, lifespan development, perception, and cognitive processes.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Major Structure

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Arts in psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as an undergraduate three-year sequence in psychology, provided you complete both the 80-credit point psychology major and the 40-credit point psychology sub-major. The 120-credit point accredited psychology sequence is a prerequisite for admission into a fourth year psychology program, either an Honours degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma

Recommended full-time study sequence 2010 (years 1-3) Bankstown and Penrith Campus.

The accredited sequence for Psychology requires completion of 120 credit points, comprising an 80 credit point major and a 40 credit point sub-major, as listed below.

Please note that the 120 credit point accredited Psychology sequence is not available to students enrolled in course 1651.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary). These students may take the 80 credit point Psychology major as shown in the second sequence listed below.

Year 1

Autumn session

101184 Psychology: Human Behaviour

BA core unit

BA core unit

Open Elective

Spring session

101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science

BA core unit

BA core unit

Open Elective

Year 2

Autumn session

BA core unit

100013 Experimental Design and Analysis
101680 Perception
101684 Brain and Behaviour

Spring session

BA core unit

101676 Human Learning
101677 Cognitive Processes

Open Elective

Year 3

Autumn session

BA core unit

101682 Developmental Psychology
101689 Advanced Research Methods

Open Elective

Spring session

BA core unit

101683 Social Psychology
101678 Motivation and Emotion
101681 Abnormal Psychology

Psychology undergraduate elective units

101192 Psychology of Religion
101193 Health Psychology
100007 Applied Cognition and Human Performance
100023 Psychology of Language

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Psychology Major

Recommended full-time study sequence 2010 (years 1-3) Bankstown and Penrith campus – 80cp only. For full accreditation students are required to complete the 80cp major and 40cp sub major.

Year 1

Autumn session

101184 Psychology: Human Behaviour

BA core unit

BA core unit

Open Elective

Spring session

101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science

BA core unit

BA core unit

Open Elective

Year 2

Autumn session

BA core unit

100013 Experimental Design and Analysis
101680 Perception
101684 Brain and Behaviour

Spring session

BA core unit

101676 Human Learning
101677 Cognitive Processes

Open Elective

Year 3

Autumn session

BA core unit

101682 Developmental Psychology

Open Elective

Open Elective

Spring session

BA core unit

Open Elective

Open Elective

Open Elective

Psychology undergraduate elective units

101192 Psychology of Religion
101193 Health Psychology
100007 Applied Cognition and Human Performance
100023 Psychology of Language


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