Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) offers an introduction to the discipline of psychology and explores topics such as the biological bases of behaviour, personality, sensation and perception, learning, memory, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, social behaviour and psychological disorders.
  • Practical experience
    Work Experience & Internships There are no provisions in this program for Work Experience and Internships.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent, Bond College Certificate.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Course description
    Professional Outcomes

    This degree qualifies students for employment in professional areas such as counselling and various functions associated with human resources. It is also the building block for further studies where you are able to pursue careers in the professional practice of psychology including clinical, organisational or forensic psychology, counselling, health and community psychology, research, and other specialist areas.


    This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the equivalent of three years university training in Psychology.

    Combined Degrees

    Students can combine this degree with any other undergraduate degree at Bond (except Medicine) to suit their professional and personal interests. Bond's three-semester academic year allows students to complete two degrees in the same time it would take to complete just one degree at other universities (dependant upon degree combination).

    Program Structure
    Core Subjects

    Every Bachelor degree student at Bond is required to complete at least one subject from each of the following four discipline clusters
    Communication (1)

        * CORE 11-100 Communication Skills
        * CORE 11-101 Public Speaking: Presentation Skills for Leaders

    Outcomes: To communicate effectively in writing, speaking and visual; to understand the nature of communication processes and sources of difficulty in communication.
    Information Technology (1)

        * CORE 11-110 Information Technology 1
        * CORE 11-111 Business Applications of IT

    Outcomes: To work effectively with contemporary information technology; to evaluate critically the current and future role of computing technology in the storage, retrieval and processing of information.
    Values (1)

        * CORE 11-120 Cultural and Ethical Values
        * CORE 11-120 Contemporary Issues in Law and Society

    Outcomes: To appreciate the foundation of moral, ethical and social theories and their relevance to issues of public concern and debate; to use theoretical ideas in formulating arguments about how particular issues should be resolved.
    Organisations (1)

        * CORE 11-130 Strategic Management
        * CORE 11-131 Entrepreneurship

    Outcomes: To appreciate the natural, dynamic and strategic positioning of organisations within their environments; to appreciate the nature of effective work in groups.
    Psychology subjects (16)
    Compulsory Subjects (15)

          Level 1 Subjects
        * PSYC 11-105 Statistics and Data Analysis 1
        * PSYC 11-100 Introduction to Psychology: Biology and Personality
        * PSYC 11-101 Introduction to Psychology: Learning & Social

          Level 2 Subjects
        * PSYC 12-200 Statistics and Data Analysis 2
        * PSYC 12-210 Sensation and Perception
        * PSYC 12-214 Biological Psychology
        * PSYC 12-250 Learning and Behaviour
        * PSYC 12-315 Developmental Psychology
        * PSYC 12-325 Social Psychology

          Level 3 Subjects
        * PSYC 13-345 Statistics and Data Analysis 3
        * PSYC 13-305 Research Methods in Psychology
        * PSYC 13-301 Cognitive Psychology
        * PSYC 13-302 Personality and Individual Differences
        * PSYC 13-312 Psychopathology
        * PSYC 13-316 Motivation and Emotion

    Psychology Electives (1)

        * PSYC 11-116 Love, Sex and Relationships
        * PSYC 12-211 Psychology at Work
        * PSYC 13-306 Introduction to Counselling Psychology
        * PSYC 13-308 Drugs and Behaviour
        * PSYC 13-339 Introduction to Forensic Psychology


    Students are able to choose four other subjects. At least two electives must be from HSS.

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