Psychology Extension, Minor (0186)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0186

Previous Code: SM1124.1

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 Psychology Extension minor is designed to give students enrolled in an accredited psychology sequence the opportunity to study some areas of psychology in greater depth. To complete the minor students must choose four subjects from a prescribed pool. Students enrolled in non-Psychology degrees are welcome to select the minor, but they should carefully check the prerequisites of subjects in the pool as many of them require completion of subjects from the psychology core.


Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown City Campus Internal Psychology UG ACA
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Psychology UG ACA
Penrith Campus Internal Psychology UG ACA

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points from the following pool.

Subject Title Credit Points
BEHV 1001Behaviour and Environment10
BEHV 3010Health Psychology10
BEHV 3011History and Philosophy of Psychology10
PHIL 1004Introduction to Logical Thinking10
BEHV 1003Introduction to Research Methods10
WELF 1007Mental Health Workforce Training10
BEHV 2018Personality10
BEHV 1010Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness, Resilience, and Wellbeing10
BEHV 3018Psychology and the Online World10
BEHV 3021Psychology, Crime and Law10
BEHV 3019Psychology of Language10
BEHV 1021The Individual in Society10

 Students may study additional subjects from this pool as open electives.

Equivalent Subjects

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