Bachelor of Psychological Science (exit only)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1904
  • AQF Level: 7

Bachelor of Psychological Science (exit only)

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

The Bachelor of Psychological Studies is an exit award for those students in the four-year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) who have completed the first three years, but do not meet the standard required for entry into fourth year, or who do not wish to continue to the fourth year.

The program will have provided students with a thorough grounding in the scientific discipline of psychology, research skills that are sought after by employers, and psychological literacy (i.e., advanced understanding of mental processes and human behaviour) that can be applied to any occupation or aspect of life.

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part-time

Program Advice

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internbal See above
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) on the basis that it meets all the APAC Accreditation Standards (June 2010) for a three year sequence of study in psychology.

Admission

This program is an exit point only from 1865 - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

1865 - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the subjects listed under the Sequence tab.

All students must successfully complete a minimum of 60 credit points of Level 3 subjects within the degree.

Students must complete

  • 140 credit points of Psychology core subjects, and
  • 20 credit points of Psychology Alternate subjects

AND

  • one minor (40 credit points) and electives (40 credit points) OR
  • two minors (80 credit points)

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BEHV 1018 Psychology: Human Behaviour 10
BEHV 2018 Personality 10
20 credit points of Psychology Alternate subjects, minor subjects or elective 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BEHV 1016 Psychology: Behavioural Science 10
BEHV 1003 Introduction to Research Methods 10
20 credit points of Psychology Alternate subjects, minor subjects or elective 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MATH 2006 Experimental Design and Analysis 10
BEHV 2002 Brain and Behaviour 10
BEHV 2010 Perception 10
10 credit points of Psychology Alternate subjects, minor subjects or elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BEHV 3014 Motivation and Emotion 10
BEHV 2005 Human Learning 10
BEHV 3023 Social Psychology 10
10 credit points of Psychology Alternate subjects, minor subjects or elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
BEHV 3004 Advanced Research Methods 10
BEHV 3009 Developmental Psychology 10
20 credit points of Psychology Alternate subjects, minor subjects or elective 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BEHV 3002 Abnormal Psychology 10
BEHV 3007 Cognitive Processes 10
20 credit points of Psychology Alternate subjects, minor subjects or elective 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240


Psychology Alternatives

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must choose 20 credit points from the following list of pool subjects.20
Behaviour and Environment
Health Psychology
Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness, Resilience, and Wellbeing
Psychology and the Online World
Psychology, Crime and Law
Psychology of Language
Applied Psychology
Usable Design


Suggested Minors

Note: not all minors are available on all campuses. Please check availability.

Business, Minor
Child and Community, Minor
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Minor
Economics, Minor
Education Studies, Minor
Global Sustainability, Minor
Health Practice Management, Minor
Health Promotion, Minor
Health and Recreation, Minor
Human Resource Management, Minor
Marketing, Minor
Public Health, Minor

Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor 
Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Western Sydney University also offers the following innovative transdisciplinary minors which we encourage those students who have elective space to consider.

Equitable Technologies
Urban Evolution
Migration and Global Change  
Personal Innovation    
Innovating, Creating and Problem Solving 
Eco-Socially Conscious Design and Manufacturing
Water for Life 
Climate Justice
Global Workplaces
Innovating For Humans

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective minor via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)