Bachelor of Psychology and related courses


Discover the complexity of why people act, feel and think the way they do by studying psychology. This is a field which can cross and influence other industries - Law, Health, Criminology, Business, Technology etc.

Meanwhile, Psychology is advancing and bringing with it change, therefore curriculums are being updated to reflect this. Universities can offer a variety of access to psychology studies - directly through a Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Behavioural Science or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology.

The most consistent advice and feedback that we hear from students studying psychology is that future students must realise that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia - this isn't always realised by students initially.

Courses typically display strong ratings by students, however one note is that job prospects of Bachelors degrees are typically lower than overall scores. This reflects the comment about additional study above.


Potential careers

Here are some of the common careers for graduates who study in this area:

Criminology and criminal justice
Forensic mental health
Human Resources Officer
Public Servant
Social work
Rehabilitation counselling

Common majors

Some of the common majors that students can specialise in:

Addiction studies
Brain injury and rehabilitation
Memory and consciousness
Neurodevelopment
Psychopathology

Skills

If you're looking to get into Psychology, here are some typical skills that you may need:
Active listening Communication Critical thinking Judgment and decision making Problem solving Social perceptiveness

Top tips for future students

Here's some of the common advice we hear in our student reviews of Psychology courses:

"Future students must realise that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia - this isn't always realised by students initially."
"Finding a job with just a Bachelor degree can be quite difficult"
"Make sure you keep up/ahead of course work. Some courses can often be quite fast-paced."

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