La Trobe University

Bachelor of Psychological Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Understand the human mind and how it drives behaviour. La Trobe's Bachelor of Psychological Science will prepare you for a career as a professional psychologist, or in a psychology-related field across industries from clinical psychology to human services and marketing. Elective subjects with a choice of minor sequences in Human Relationships and Neuroscience gives you the flexibility to work towards the career you want. You'll learn: Analytical, research and communication skills Learn skills that are essential to your future career in psychology. Clinical and health psychology Gain an understanding of how to help people cope with mental and physical disorders. Developmental and social psychology Understand how environmental factors contribute to peoples' psychological makeup. Psychological assessment, intervention and research Become familiar with methods to understand and measure people's psychological state.

Structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Psychological Science, students must complete 360 credit points in total consisting of: 180 core credit points 180 elective credit points

Subjects

  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Applied Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology: Brain and Mind
  • Introductory Psychology: People and Culture
  • Scientific Foundations of Psychology
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (20) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - UAC prerequisite: Year 12 subject prerequisite - One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - To be eligible for an offer of admission into the Bachelor of Psychological Science at La Trobe University, an applicant must:
  • Meet the stated criteria for Year 12 or Non Year 12 admission, OR
  • Successful completion of two of the following four Open Access Pathway subjects:
  • PSY1BAM Introductory psychology: brain and mind
  • PSY1SFP Scientific foundations of psychology
  • PSY1PAC Introductory psychology: people and culture
  • PSY1APP Applied psychology
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses

Recognition

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia will require an APAC-accredited fourth year and additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree as well as an application to the professional body. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Albury-Wodonga International: $118,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Bendigo International: $118,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $118,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

Further information

Students can study this course through La Trobe's Regional Reward.

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