Specialisation

Key Program - Psychology

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KP1604PSYC.1

Status: INACTIVE
This version of the specialisation is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find unitset currently available.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Psychology is the field of inquiry that uses scientific techniques and methods to understand and explain behavior and experience. As a profession, it involves the application of psychological knowledge to practical problems in human behavior. Units in the program are drawn from the following topic areas of psychology: history of psychology, biological psychology, learning, social psychology, lifespan development, sensation and perception, individual differences, personality and cognitive processes.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Dr Jo Milne Home
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Jo Milne Home

Key Program Structure

The Key Program in Psychology requires the successful completion of the 40 credit point Bachelor of Arts core units plus 120 credit points including the units listed below.

Accreditation

The Key Program in Psychology offered within the Bachelor of Arts is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as an undergraduate three year sequence in Psychology.

Recommended sequence

Bankstown campus

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

101184 Psychology: Human Behaviour

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Year 2

Autumn session

100013 Experimental Design and Analysis
100020 Social and Developmental Psychology

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

100018 Personality, Motivation and Emotion
100022 Biological Psychology and Perceptual Processes

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Year 3

Autumn session

100016 Human Learning and Cognition
100015 History and Philosophy of Psychology

Psychology unit from the prescribed pool

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

100004 Abnormal Behaviour and Psychological Testing
100006 Advanced Survey Design and Analysis

Psychology unit from the prescribed pool

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Penrith campus

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

101184 Psychology: Human Behaviour

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Year 2

Autumn session

100018 Personality, Motivation and Emotion
100022 Biological Psychology and Perceptual Processes

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

100013 Experimental Design and Analysis
100020 Social and Developmental Psychology

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Year 3

Autumn session

100004 Abnormal Behaviour and Psychological Testing
100006 Advanced Survey Design and Analysis

Psychology unit from the prescribed pool

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

100016 Human Learning and Cognition
100015 History and Philosophy of Psychology

Psychology unit from the prescribed pool

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Psychology Prescribed Pool

100007 Applied Cognition and Human Performance
100800 Consumer Psychology
100010 Depth Psychology
101185 Developmental Psychology 0-18 years
101193 Health Psychology
100931 Neuroscience
101191 Organisational Psychology
100539 Psychology Across Cultures
100023 Psychology of Language
101186 Psychology of Learning Environments
101192 Psychology of Religion
100932 Social Processes and Behaviour
100021 The Psychology of Superstitious Belief and Paranormal Experiences

Neuroscience (100931) is a core unit in the Bachelor of Psychology course.

Psychology of Learning Environments (101186) and Developmental Psychology 0-18 years (101185) are new units to be offered by the School of Psychology as core units in the Bachelor of Education Studies (Child and Family). They will also be available to students in the Bachelor of Psychology as psychology electives.

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

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Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

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Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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