Studying Psychology majors

What is the difference between the Psychology majors?

The following Psychology majors are available to undergraduate students:

  • Psychology in Society from the Bachelor of Arts (BP001) as a degree-specific major
  • Psychological Science from the Bachelor of Science (BP004) as a degree-specific major
  • Psychology from the Bachelor of Arts (BP001) and Bachelor of Science (BP004) as a degree-specific double major

Students intending on Psychology Honours should enrol in (1) Psychology in Society AND (2) Psychological Science; OR, (3) Psychology. Honours is required for professional practice.

For Bachelor of Arts (BP001) students wanting to complete (1) Psychology in Society AND (2) Psychological Science - some units are common to both majors. For example, the Level 1 core units PSYC1101PSYC1102 and the Level 2 core unit PSYC2203 are common to both Psychology majors.

For pre-2012 students in a Bachelor of Arts (10110) or other related Arts courses, refer to the  UWA Handbooks for the units required to complete either a single or a double major in Psychology.

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