What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts course is a flexible program designed to produce knowledgeable, articulate and innovative graduates. Students choose their preferred subjects. An awareness and appreciation of diverse societies, cultures, values and cultural sensitivities are important elements. Graduates are valued because of their capacity to think systematically and critically, to gather and evaluate evidence from many sources and to communicate clearly.

The Psychology sequence provides students with a comprehensive and systematic study of human behaviour. The emphasis is on the dynamic nature of human behaviour and the interaction of biological, social and cultural factors that influence behaviour at all levels and at all stages of the life span. The major establishes a fundamental conceptual foundation dealing with general theoretical approaches to the study of human behaviour and reflect major themes in Psychology. Having a major in psychology is considered desirable in a diverse range of professions, such as Business Management, Marketing, Human Relations, Sales, Advertising, Community Services, Counselling, Health Services, Protective Services, Education, and Graduate Programs. (Please note that this major is not an APAC accredited major in psychology; so this major does not offer a career pathway to become a Psychologist).

Career paths

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts program will be recognised by their skills to think systematically and critically; gather and evaluate evidence from many and diverse sources; communicate clearly; and apply ethical principles to decision making for a variety of professions and industries.

Pathways to further study

Bachelor of Arts graduates are well-placed to continue their studies in Arts Honours programs or in a range of postgraduate disciplines through their demonstrable research, analytical and communication skills gained from this undergraduate program.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

001300B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,720.00 (US$ 15,572) per year
AUD $68,160 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,840

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

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,720.00 (US$ 15,572) per year
AUD $68,160 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,840

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

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have minimum aggregate score of 7. Ranks on the GCE are calculated on the basis that at the Advanced Level (A2): A=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and must include results in minimum of two advanced Level (A2) and up to two (2) at Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) subjects. AS Level subject is half of that assigned at Advanced Level (A2) – A=3, A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. Subjects at Advanced Level (A2) must be taken in the same academic year. AS Level subjects may be taken in the same or previous academic year. A subject taken at both AS Level and Advanced Level is only counted once for aggregate score. English Language Requirements: Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 6.5 in all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100 - minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening; ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185 Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

For international students

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0; Individual score of: 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 78: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 in listening

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169; Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

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