Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour.
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour. Psychology is about understanding who we are and how we think, feel, act and change. This knowledge helps us improve wellbeing and psychological health. Psychologists' clients include children, adults, couples, families and organisations.
The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) will provide you with comprehensive training in the processes basic to human psychological functioning required for qualification as a professional psychologist. You can also combine your Psychology major with other disciplines available in the Bachelor of Arts degree. This will allow you to expand your understanding of the human experience and broaden your career options.
Students with an excellent academic record may apply to transfer to the four-year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree, which provides the academic requirement for eligibility for provisional registration by Psychology Board of Australia.
What you will study
The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) will teach you the processes basic to human psychology. Subjects include biological and social bases of behaviour, cognition and perception, social and developmental psychology, personality, and applied psychology. You will also learn the fundamentals of psychological practice, including the history of psychology, statistical and quantitative methods, and psychological assessment.
International Students: $31,776 per year full-time
3 years full time, 6 years part time
Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:
Teaching quality: 67.0% (national average 63.6%)
Improved skills: 87.5% (national average 84.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 81.3% (national average 81.0%)
The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.
Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:
Employed full time: 58.0% (national average 58.9%)
Studying full time: 46.7% (national average 37.3%)
Median full time salary: $47,000 (national average $55,000)
You can find out more about employment outcome results here.
CRICOS Code: 012087M
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 708
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 66
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 78
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 90
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 75