If your interest in psychology includes a desire to understand its applications across the broad base of human endeavour, you should consider this course.
You will study units on the way the brain works; how we learn; what our emotions are all about; how we process information to make decisions; why no two people are the same in how they think, feel and act; how our psychology changes from infancy through to old age; and the many kinds of mental disorder or illness that can arise.
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Arts with a key program in Psychology
This grounding in the core areas of psychology will ensure you are equipped for a range of career options after graduation. This may include going on to become a practising psychologist. You will also learn how to do the research needed to discover more about human behaviour and answer questions about things we don’t yet understand.
The degree offers a 12-unit accredited key program in Psychology. As it is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, it allows you to go on to apply for postgraduate study in psychology as a first step to becoming a practising psychologist.
The Bachelor of Arts with a key program in Psychology is perfect for those students who want to combine their interest in psychology with studies in other areas. In addition to 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.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $23,800*
Delivery: On campus
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With an accredited psychology sequence in the Bachelor of Arts, you can pursue many of the same career options made available by the Bachelor of Psychology including roles in:
- Vocational psychology
- Clinical psychology
- Forensic psychology
- Sports psychology
- Human resources manager
Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.
Policy Analyst or Adviser
Policy Analysts and Advisers collect and analyse information and data to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
Human Resource Manager
Human Resource Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the human resource and workplace relations activities within organisations.
Forensic Psychologists apply psychological knowledge, theory and skills to the understanding and functioning of legal and criminal justice systems, and to conducting research in relevant areas.
Sport and Exercise Psychologists are experts in performance enhancement, anxiety and stress management, mental preparation, over-training and burnout.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.