Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour. Psychology is about understanding who we are and how we think, feel, act and change. This knowledge helps us improve wellbeing and psychological health. Psychologists' clients include children, adults, couples, families and organisations.
- The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) requires the successful completion of 144 credit points as specified below:1. 78 credit points of core Psychology subjects
- and2. 6 credit points selected from the approved list of 100-level subjects from the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- and3. At least one of either:an additional 24 credit points of Psychology subjects for Honours eligibility
- and/orremaining elective credit points from the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities or the General Schedule.4. Student must not complete more than 60 credit points of 100 level subjects.
Standard entry requirements
Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
Completion of four years in Psychology is an important first step for registration as a psychologist in Australia. The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is accredited as the first three years of study. To complete the four years, students must complete an Honours year to meet the academic requirements for eligibility for provisional registration as a psychologist. An additional two years of supervised practice is necessary to apply for registration as a professional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. This can be through two years of supervised practice in the community or a fifth year of psychology study at university plus one year of supervised practice in the community or through an accredited Masters or professional doctoral degree.
If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.
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