What will I learn?

This program allows you to choose from over 40 study areas across the humanities, social sciences and languages, giving you the opportunity to study the subjects you love. Combine your Bachelor of Arts with 14 other undergraduate degrees including Law, Engineering, Science or Business, enabling you to complete two degrees in a shorter amount of time. Structure your program into two single majors; or an extended major and a minor; or one single major and two minors. Any major can also be studied as a minor. Access state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories, a fully equipped drama theatre, industry-standard media studios and editing suites, and a UN-standard interpreter training facility.

BA majors: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Ancient History / Extended; Ancient History/History; Anthropology / Extended; Archaeology / Extended; Art History / Extended; Chinese / Extended; Chinese Translation and Interpreting / Extended; Classical Languages / Extended; Criminology / Extended; Drama / Extended; Economics / Extended; English / Extended; English Literature / Extended; English as an International Language / Extended; Film and Television Studies; French / Extended; Gender Studies (Minor); Geography / Extended; German / Extended; History / Extended; Indonesian / Extended; International Relations / Extended; Italian; Japanese / Extended; Journalism and Mass Communication; Korean / Extended; Latin American Studies (Minor); Linguistics / Extended; Mathematics / Extended; Media and Digital Cultures; Music / Extended; Music Psychology (Minor); Peace and Conflict Studies / Extended; Philosophy / Extended; Political Science / Extended; Popular Music and Technology; Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society (Minor); Professional Writing and Communication; Psychology / Extended; Public Policy; Russian; Sociology / Extended; Spanish / Extended; Sports Studies / Extended; Studies in Australian Culture (Minor); Studies in Religion / Extended; Writing / Extended.

Psychology / Extended

Psychology is the scientific study of how people behave, think, and feel. It is a large discipline that covers topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, as well as the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviour. As a student in the Psychology major, you'll have more than 30 courses to choose from. Introductory courses cover topics like physiological and cognitive psychology; clinical, developmental and social psychology; and research methods. Higher-level courses cover areas like neuroscience; social and organisational psychology; health psychology; and parenting and family psychology. During your studies you'll learn how to apply scientific methods to psychological phenomena, both in the classroom and in the broader world.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Psychology major must pursue further study if they want to register as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. You can learn more about requirements for registration as a psychologist in Australia from the Psychology Board of Australia. Many graduates from the Psychology major choose to undertake broader careers, and use their knowledge and skills in industries and sectors including: human resources; mental health services; youth and child support work; relationship counselling; residential care work; family and social services; public and private sector management; marketing, advertising and market research; disability support services and aged care; and juvenile justice and corrective services.

Which department am I in?

Science and Mathematics

CRICOS

001942A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,432.00 (US$ 21,976) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate Diploma Scores: Minimum of 26 -42. English language requirements: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; or TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; or TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; or PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; or CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; or BEP: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Year 12 or equivalent English.

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

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About this uni

The University of Queensland (UQ) is ranked 77th in the world for natural science, according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • UQ’s Faculty of Science is one of the largest in Australia
  • Offers one of the widest choices of disciplines in Australia
  • Students can tailor their studies to suit their goals
  • Access to 2,300+ teaching and research labs