Bachelor of
Science:

Study Planner Information

1st Year Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all BSc students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective - choose a Level 1 course that interests you
Year 1-Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Compulsory
PSYC1020 Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Year 1- Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
PSYC1030 Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social, & Clinical Psychology Prerequisite for major
PSYC1040 Psychological Research Methodology I1 Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

1. Students who complete both PSYC1040 & PSYC2010 will be exempt from STAT1201.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

For the Extended Major you are required to complete 22 units (10 units at Level 2 and 12 units at Level 3) from the Psychology course list. Students interested in seeking accreditation from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) must complete the Extended Major.

The following are suggested study plans for this major and should be used as a guide to planning your program. Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the major requirements.

This Australian Psychological Society (APS) accredited Psychology sequence is compulsory for students intending to apply for admission to BSc(Hons-Psychology).


16 units for -

Semester Course Code & Title
Sem 1 or 2 PSYC2010 Psychological Research Methodology II
Sem 1 or 2 PSYC2020 Neuroscience for Psychologists
Sem 1 or 2 PSYC2030 Developmental Psychology
Sem 1 or 2 PSYC2040 Social & Organisational Psychology
Sem 1 or 2 PSYC2050 Learning & Cognition
Sem 1 PSYC3010 Psychological Research Methodology III
Sem 2 PSYC3020 Principles of Psychological Assessment
Sem 1 PSYC3102 Psychopathology

and 2 units for -

Semester Course Code & Title
Sem 2 PSYC3042 Psychological Research: Interpretation & Evaluation

(or one additional elective from any of the five areas of study listed below)

and 4 units from two of five areas (a)–(e) listed below:

  • (a) Applied/Professional Psychology
    Semester Course Code & Title
    Sem 2 PSYC3000 Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Sem 2 PSYC3082 Psychotherapies and Counselling
    Sem 2 PSYC3132 Health Psychology
    Sem 1 PSYC3202 Industrial & Organisational Psychology
  • (b) Biological Psychology
    Semester Course Code & Title
    Sem 2 ANAT3022 Functional Neuroanatomy
    (Not currently offered) PSYC3222 Psychophysiology: Methods & Applications
    Sem 1 PSYC3262 Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour
    Sem 2 PSYC3272 The Neuroscience of Social Behaviour
    Sem 2 PSYC3302 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • (c) Cognitive Psychology
    Semester Course Code & Title
    Sem 1 PSYC3052 Judgment & Decision-Making
    Sem 2 PSYC3062 Introduction to Human Factors
    Sem 1 PSYC3192 Sensory Neuroscience
  • (d) Developmental Psychology
    Semester Course Code & Title
    Sem 2 MUSC3340 Music, Cognition & Development
    (Not currently offered) PSYC3162 Development in Infancy
    Sem 2 PSYC3282 Developmental Perspectives on the Origins of Human Culture
    Sem 1 PSYC3312 Parenting and Family Psychology
  • (e) Social Psychology
    Semester Course Code & Title
    Sem 2 PSYC3032 Topics in Social Psychology
    (Not currently offered) PSYC3122 Attitudes & Social Cognition
    Sem 1 PSYC3142 Intergroup Relations & Group Processes