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Psychology

Type:

Major, Minor, Sub-Major

Description:

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and experience. Moreover, it is both a science and a profession. Its scientific orientation is shown in its commitment to learning more about human behaviour through research. From the findings of this research in both the laboratory and everyday life, psychologists develop a better understanding of how people behave and why they behave in this manner. Completion of the major/sub-major/minor is designed for those who aspire to other professions but who wish to broaden their university education by studying another interesting and relevant discipline. Psychology is available as a 4 course minor, a 6 course sub-major or an 8 course major.

Prerequisite(s):

Nil

Assumed Knowledge:

Nil

Courses:

Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
COMPULSORY CORE COURSES
Psychology 1A BEHL 1003 4.5 1
Psychology 1B BEHL 1004 4.5 1
Introductory Research Methods BEHL 2005 4.5 2
ELECTIVE COURSES
Developmental Psychology BEHL 3011 4.5 2
Social and Community Psychology BEHL 2006 4.5 2
Biological and Learning Psychology BEHL 2012 4.5 2
Cognitive Psychology BEHL 3002 4.5 2
Personality Psychology BEHL 3024 4.5 3
Clinical and Abnormal Psychology BEHL 3004 4.5 3

Rules:

Nil

Notes:

  1. The Psychology minor of 4 courses (18 units) must include the compulsory core Level 1 courses of BEHL 1003 Psychology 1A, BEHL 1004 Psychology 1B plus two Level 2 courses, chosen from those electives listed in the schedule above, subject to prerequisite requirements. BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods is not required for the minor unless it is a prerequisite for one of the level 2 courses.
  2. The Psychology sub-major of six courses (27 units) must include the compulsory core Level 1 courses of BEHL 1003 Psychology 1A, BEHL 1004 Psychology 1B and BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods, plus two Level 2 courses and one Level 3 course, chosen from those electives listed in the schedule above, subject to prerequisite requirements.
  3. The Psychology major of eight courses (36 units) must include the compulsory core Level 1 courses of BEHL 1003 Psychology 1A, BEHL 1004 Psychology 1B and BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods, plus three Level 2 courses and two Level 3 courses, chosen from those electives listed in the schedule above, subject to prerequisite requirements.