The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is an integrated four-year program designed to satisfy the first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.
This degree will provide you the knowledge and skills to understand and explain human behaviour and relationships. You’ll learn about abnormal psychology, cognition, developmental psychology, psychological assessment, personality, social psychology and statistics, as well as biology, chemistry and physiology.
In your final year of study, you’ll complete an original research project as well as pre-professional training. The course is designed to prepare you for postgraduate studies in specialist areas of professional psychology such as counselling, clinical, organisational or sports psychology, or to pursue a career in research.
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is professionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Course learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), graduates will be able to:
systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understandings in social and behavioural sciences, and psychology
formulate arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theories and evidence in behavioural studies and psychology
critically analyse information to generate creative solutions to solve complex problems in the area of social and behavioural sciences and psychology
define and integrate theoretical principles and apply these in their disciplinary areas of expertise
apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, individually and in collaboration with others
interpret and communicate ideas, problems and arguments in modes suitable to a range of audiences using a range of media
coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas in local and international context
demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge about the theories and research methods in psychology
analyse, consolidate, synthesise and evaluate psychology knowledge with a considerable degree of intellectual independence
design and conduct a coherent, substantial, independent research project and successfully execute it in a timely and self-directed manner
communicate and defend psychological arguments to specialist and non-specialist audiences in oral and written form
apply psychological theories, research principles and skills in order to problem-solve in a range of research settings and contexts
practice ethical awareness, collegiality and respect in academic and professional contexts
plan and manage their own time and project work effectively by prioritising competing demands and deadlines.
Future career options for graduates of this degree may include social welfare consultant, medical researcher, child safety officer, health officer, clinical worker and child development officer.