All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.
The Monash psychology curriculum is based on the principle that training in the discipline of psychology should follow the scientist-practitioner model, where learning about professional practice is taught within the scientific perspective. Students are then able to make informed choices about psychology-related careers and further training at the fourth year and postgraduate level. The school offers a common psychology curriculum across all campuses and modes of study.
The School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, offer students an undergraduate psychology program comprising a 60-point major sequence which is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved for registration purposes by the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria.
This program provides an avenue to further study in psychology and to the training required to practise as a psychologist. It provides the option of proceeding to a degree with honours or into postgraduate programs of study.
The 60-point accredited major sequence may be taken in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Bachelor of Psychology (with honours), Bachelor of Psychology and Business, Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Bachelor of Psychology and Management/Marketing, Bachelor of Arts and some Bachelor of Arts degrees with specialisations.
A 48-point major in psychology may be sufficient to satisfy the requirements for a major sequence in any of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, single or double degrees, but is not APAC-accredited and will not permit entry to fourth-year programs in psychology.
Students wishing to take the APAC-accredited major sequence in psychology must complete ten 6-point units (nine core units and one elective unit) from the lists of units offered.
Students may take an elective unit at second year, and up to four elective units at third year. Some third-year electives may be undertaken at second year, providing prerequisites and corequisites are met. The electives offered may vary from year to year depending on staff availability.
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Psychology can be studied in many undergraduate courses offered by different faculties. Note: Double degrees are grouped under the faculty heading corresponding to the component of the double degree in which the major is available.
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science
** Psychology can only form the major in one component of this double degree.