Studying Psychology majors as an Arts student

What is the difference between the Psychology majors?

The following Psychology majors are available to Bachelor of Arts students:

The Psychology in Society major will help you build a scientific understanding of human behaviour and its underlying psychological processes. You will find an emphasis on the measurement of psychological abilities such as intelligence, how these abilities develop through the life span and on the processes that govern the relationships between people and groups in society.

The Psychological Science major will provide you with a scientific understanding of our psychological processes and the relationship of these processes to brain function. You will also develop an understanding of how these psychological processes are affected by ageing, brain damage and disease.

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

The Psychology double major is a three-year undergraduate sequence in psychology, awarded conditional accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). The Psychology double major will help you develop a scientific understanding of human thoughts and behaviours, the psychological processes underlying these and the relationship of these processes to brain function. You will find an emphasis on the measurement of psychological abilities, how these develop through the lifespan and on the processes that govern the relationships between people and groups in society. You will also develop an understanding of how psychological processes are affected by ageing, brain damage and disease.

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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