Key Program - Psychology

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT1000.1

Related Courses

1655.8 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1655.9 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1706.1 Bachelor of Arts
1706.2 Bachelor of Arts
1706.3 Bachelor of Arts
1706.4 Bachelor of Arts

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 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.

Key Program Structure


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.

The accredited Psychology Key Program requires the four BA Core units and the following sequence of units:

Arts Core Units

102738 Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102737 Thinking Critically About Texts and Society
102736 Diversity, Language and Culture
102735 Foundations of Academic English

Equivalent Core Units

The core units listed below count towards completion of this course for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

100846 - Analytical Reading and Writing

100958 - Australia and the World

100960 - Contemporary Society

100968 - Texts and Traditions

Recommended Sequence

Bankstown, Penrith and Parramatta South Campuses

Year 1

Autumn session

101184 Psychology: Human Behaviour

Spring session

101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science

Year 2

Autumn session

101684 Brain and Behaviour
100013 Experimental Design and Analysis
101680 Perception

Spring session

101676 Human Learning
101678 Motivation and Emotion
101683 Social Psychology

Year 3

Autumn session

101689 Advanced Research Methods
101682 Developmental Psychology

Spring session

101681 Abnormal Psychology
101677 Cognitive Processes

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