Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: BPsySt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1835
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 0101772

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2017 - please refer to 1835.1 Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)

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 Internal 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 in the recommended sequence.

Students must complete

  • 120 credit point core sequence in psychology, and
  • 40 credit point Psychology Extension minor, and
  • 80 credit points of elective subjects

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BEHV 1018 Psychology: Human Behaviour 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BEHV 1016 Psychology: Behavioural Science 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MATH 2006 Experimental Design and Analysis 10
BEHV 2002 Brain and Behaviour 10
BEHV 2010 Perception 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BEHV 3014 Motivation and Emotion 10
BEHV 2005 Human Learning 10
BEHV 3023 Social Psychology 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
BEHV 3004 Advanced Research Methods 10
BEHV 3009 Developmental Psychology 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BEHV 3002 Abnormal Psychology 10
BEHV 3007 Cognitive Processes 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
Select Elective or Minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Psychology Extension Minor

Students must choose 40 credit points from the following list of pool subjects.

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 3017Personality10
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 electives.

Major and Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers majors and minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective major or minor via MySR.

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