Degrees course is available in:
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour, and is a challenging and wide-ranging discipline.
Are you interested in how we learn, remember and think? Have you ever wondered how we control our movements? Psychologists are interested in how and why people behave the way they do. Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour, and is a challenging and wide-ranging discipline. 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. If you’re hoping to pursue further study at postgraduate level leading to professional accreditation as a psychologist, you should complete the Psychology double major.During the major you will be exposed to sensitive topics (e.g. depression, suicide, trauma, eating disorders). You’ll also be required to demonstrate skills across a variety of different formats and contexts (e.g. written assessments, participation in practical work, contribution to group discussions, oral presentations), and so it is important to carefully consider whether you are able to cope with the demands of a psychology major and whether there is anything that would impact on your ability to complete the requirements of the major.