Students should ensure they review the Course Structure information provided on the Course Details page for their Bachelor’s Degree. It is essential that students complete any Foundation units identified in that information at the earliest available opportunity in their studies. For those degrees which do not identify any Foundation Units, the necessary fundamental knowledge is incorporated within each degree specific major in your course. Where Foundation units are identified, they are essential and are chosen to provide fundamental knowledge which will assist you throughout the remainder of your studies. In some cases these foundation units are also essential prerequisites to enable you to undertake required units within your chosen majors, so these units should always be completed as early as possible in your course.
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Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Arts
Psychology is a fascinating and diverse area of study that touches upon many aspects of daily life, seeking to answer questions about how and why people behave the way they do.
In this combined degree, students will develop a deep and focussed scientific understanding of human thoughts and behaviours, the psychological processes underlying those, and the relationship of these processes to brain function. Additionally students will be able to undertake one of the wide range of majors in the Bachelor of Arts, enabling them to acquire transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.
The Psychology sequence in this course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Students hoping to pursue further study at postgraduate level leading to professional accreditation as a psychologist will need to complete an accredited program.
Students enrolling in this course must select their extended major(s) from the specialised degree using the code(s) :
- Course code
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- Faculty of Psychological Science
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Gilles Gignac
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- 192 points comprising 32 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
- Available to international students
- Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time
- Delivery mode
- Standard full-time completion
- 4 years
- Standard part-time completion
- 8 years (maximum 12 years)
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Majors available
- Other majors available
(subject to rules for course)
- A wide range of BA majors
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.
English Language competency requirements
5. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Course structure9.(1) The Combined Bachelor's degrees consists of 192 credit points (normally 32 units), comprising:
A wide range of BA majors
(2) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or up to two minors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 192 credit points.
BP030 - Bachelor of Psychology
BP001 - Bachelor of Arts
(2)(a) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Arts before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including one of the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP030 - Bachelor of Psychology.
(b) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Arts before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including one of the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP001 - Bachelor of Arts.
A wide range of BA majors
11.(1) To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(1).