Psychology, Testamur Major (T133)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T133

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Psychology develops students’ scientific understanding of human behaviour and experience. The underlying principles, theories and concepts of psychological knowledge are applied in areas of study that include the history and philosophy of psychology, individual differences in behaviour and personality, psychological health and well-being, psychological disorders and intervention, learning and memory, cognition, language and perception, motivation and emotion, neuroscience and the biological bases of behaviour, lifespan developmental psychology, social psychology, research methods and statistics.


Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown City Campus Internal
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal
Penrith Campus Internal

The Testamur Major in Psychology offered within the Bachelor of Arts is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as an undergraduate three year sequence in Psychology.

Recommended Sequence

The accredited Psychology Testamur Major requires the following sequence of subjects:

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BEHV 1018 Psychology: Human Behaviour 10
BEHV 2018 Personality 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BEHV 1016 Psychology: Behavioural Science 10
BEHV 1003 Introduction to Research Methods 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
BEHV 2002 Brain and Behaviour 10
MATH 2006 Experimental Design and Analysis 10
BEHV 2010 Perception 10
 Credit Points30
Spring session
BEHV 2005 Human Learning 10
BEHV 3014 Motivation and Emotion 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
BEHV 3004 Advanced Research Methods 10
BEHV 3009 Developmental Psychology 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BEHV 3002 Abnormal Psychology 10
BEHV 3007 Cognitive Processes 10
BEHV 3023 Social Psychology 10
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points140