Sub-major - Psychology

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1048.1

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.

Sub-major Structure

This sub-major is restricted to students enrolled in 1604 - Bachelor of Arts and 1652 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary).


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

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Major - Psychology

Sub-major Psychology students must complete the following four units

101689 Advanced Research Methods
101681 Abnormal Psychology
101683 Social Psychology
101678 Motivation and Emotion

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