Are you intrigued by what excites and motivates people and how we interact with others? Take the first step to understanding human behaviour with our Bachelor of Psychological and Social Sciences. Learn skills fundamental to the theory and practice of psychology including replacing assumptions and popular myths with evidence-based approaches.
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Psychology and Social Science at Western
This degree is a foundation for psychology and behavioural studies. It will give you a thorough scientific understanding of psychology, and the specialist theoretical and research skills you will need to move into further studies. It displaces assumptions, misconceptions or popular opinions and installs evidence-based knowledge. What drives us? What stifles us? Psychology aims to make sense of who we really are.
This program will also introduce you to social science study areas of sociology, geography, and Indigenous studies to complement your learning about human behaviour.
This is a three year fully accredited program by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
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With a Bachelor of Psychological and Social Sciences, you can:
- Areas of sociology
- Mental health
- Human services
- Research roles
Psychologist (with further study)
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 collect and analyse information and data to develop policies guiding the design, implementation, and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed program of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
Counsellors provide assistance to people struggling with emotional issues and offer advice and guidance. They may specialise in particular areas, such as health and grief management.
Human Services Professional
Work in the human services sector involves working in a number of organisations including aged care, community development, education providers and transport services.
Gain access to Western’s $30 million Science & Psychology building at Parramatta, as well as our world-class campuses at Penrith and Bankstown.
Get practical experience in our state-of- the-art social work skills and psychology testing labs.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum, unless the total duration of the program is less than 80CP. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program 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 program past the normal finish date of the program 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 programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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