Bachelor of Arts - Psychological Studies Major

Domestic

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Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Autumn (Semester 1); Spring (Semester 2)
Apply Direct Code1706.3
UAC Code 720518 [Penrith]; 720510 [Bankstown]; 720515 [Parramatta]
Entrance Rank 70.05 [Penrith]; 71.55 [Bankstown]; 70.45 [Parramatta]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

The Psychological Studies major, offered within the Bachelor of Arts, does not fulfil the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) requirements for a three-year sequence in Psychology. Students wishing to to enrol in an accredited Psychology sequence need to complete the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) or Bachelor of Psychology.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration 3F
Intake Information Available Semester 1 (Autumn); Available Semester 2 (Spring)
Course Code 1706.3 [CRICOS Code 040992A] 
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

The Psychological Studies major, offered within the Bachelor of Arts, does not fulfil the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) requirements for a three-year sequence in Psychology. Students wishing to to enrol in an accredited Psychology sequence need to complete the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) or Bachelor of Psychology.

Details

If your interest in psychology is fuelled by a desire to understand its applications across the broad base of human endeavours, consider a Western Sydney University Bachelor of Arts, with a key program in Psychology. This degree offers a 12-unit accredited Psychology key program. As this sequence is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, it allows you to go on to apply for postgraduate study in psychology, the next step to becoming a practising psychologist.

While covering the core areas in psychology, this course develops your communication and personal skills, as well as your creativity, capacity for independent thought, adaptability to new situations and problem solving skills. Your electives can come from
many other degree programs taught across the University – broadening your abilities in cultural, historical and/or social analysis.

Psychological literacies are in demand so students may have an interest in psychology without wanting to become a psychologist. By completing a Bachelor of Arts with just the eight unit psychological studies major (that is not accredited), you can broaden your knowledge, making possible a wider range of more general career outcomes outside of 'pure psychology'.

Units

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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts - Psychological Studies Major

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychological Studies, you will have access to psychology or research positions in both government departments and the private sector in: industrial and organisational psychology, counselling psychology, vocational psychology, developmental disability, educational psychology, psychology and the law, media, human resources, community psychology, forensic psychology, and sports psychology.

Academic Profile

Professor Tanya Meade

Tanya Meade is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and a Director of Clinical and Health Psychology Research Initiative (CaHPRI) in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology.

Professor Meade is an experienced researcher who received a PhD in 2001 from the University of Sydney in the area of clinical health psychology (biopsychological aspects of rheumatoid arthritis) and is a Research Fellow at the Sydney Medical School, Un…

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.