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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Psychological Sciences
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia, South Africa

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • For the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited major and accredited courses please refer to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences' psychologypsychology (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/aos/psychology/ug-med-psychology.html) area of study page. Arts students can count psychology units towards the core arts component of their degree. The sequence of units and units available differ between campuses, refer to the individual campus entries below. Units are also available via off-campus learning.

Description

Psychology is concerned with a wide range of phenomena including remembering and forgetting, thinking, problem-solving, learning, the acquisition of skills, language, seeing and hearing, decision-making, verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and emotions. It is also concerned with the practical and ethical applications of psychology research to the profession. While the major focus is on people, animals are also studied because they are of interest in their own right. Monash undergraduate psychology embraces all of these topics at each of the campuses.

Students at an Australian campus or Monash University Malaysia may complete single units, a major or minor in psychology towards the core arts component of their Bachelor of Arts degree or associated double degrees.

For their major, students choose to study either the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited major (10 units) which also leads to honours or postgraduate studies in psychology, or a standard humanities major of eight units.

Students at Monash South Africa (MSA) study a minor or major composed of compulsory units. Note: Psychology at MSA is not APAC-accredited.

Units

All students must complete the requirements as outlined below for the campus at which they are enrolled.

Clayton, Caulfield and Malaysia

Offered by the School of Psychological Sciences

APAC-accredited 60-point psychology major

Students completing the 60-point APAC-accredited major in psychology are to refer to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences' psychologypsychology (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/aos/psychology/ug-med-psychology.html) area of study page.

Standard humanities psychology sequence, minor and 48-point major

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in psychology must complete the following two units (12 points):

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in psychology must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be completed at third-year level. The standard major is not APAC-accredited.
Compulsory units
  • PSY2051 Research design and analysis
Elective units
  • PSY2031 Developmental and biological psychology
  • PSY2042 Cognitive and social psychology
  • PSY2112 Organisational psychology
  • PSY3032 Abnormal psychology
  • PSY3041 Psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics
  • PSY3051 Perception and personality
  • PSY3062 Research methods and theory
  • PSY3071 Human neuropsychology and its evolutionary perspectives

South Africa

Offered by the School of Health Sciences

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in psychology must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • AZA1019 Psychology: Introduction 1A
  • AZA1020 Psychology: Introduction 1B

Second/third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in psychology must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • the major requires completion of a further eight units (48 points) from the units listed below, including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be completed at third-year level.

Compulsory units

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts