Psychological Studies, Major (0029)
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0029
Previous Code: M1110.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
The Psychological Studies major comprises subjects in the discipline of psychology that focus on the field of inquiry that uses scientific techniques and methods to understand and explain behaviour and experience. Areas of study include: the brain and behaviour, learning, motivation and emotion, social psychology, lifespan development, perception, and cognitive processes. A Psychological Studies major does not meet APAC requirements for an accredited sequence in Psychology. Students wishing to enrol in an accredited Psychology sequence should complete the Psychology major of 160 credit points.
|Bankstown City Campus (from 2023)
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road
Students must successfully complete 80 credit points from the subjects below with no less than three Level 3 subjects.
Complete the following two compulsory subjects.
|Psychology: Human Behaviour
|Psychology: Behavioural Science
|Total Credit Points
Students must also complete 60 credit points from the Level 2/3 subject pools below, with no less than three subjects at Level 3.
|Level 2 Subject Pool
|Brain and Behaviour
|Experimental Design and Analysis
|Level 3 Subject Pool
|Advanced Research Methods
|History and Philosophy of Psychology
|Motivation and Emotion
|Psychology and the Online World
|Psychology of Language
The subject listed below counts towards completion of the major for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.
BEHV 3017 - Personality, replaced by BEHV 2018 - Personality