Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business
This course is designed primarily for students who wish to apply psychological training to work in a business environment.
Students acquire a fundamental understanding of the major principles of psychology and are exposed to a broad cross section of topics relevant to applied and professional psychology. They also acquire a basic knowledge of core business disciplines and specialised knowledge in one business area, and develop an understanding of psychology in a business environment.
The course comprises an undergraduate major in psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, core business units, and a major sequence offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics on the campus at which the student is enrolled.
Areas of study
- Psychology 1A and 1B
- Developmental and biological psychology
- Research design and analysis
- Cognitive and social psychology
- Psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics
- Perception and personality
- Abnormal psychology
- Research methods and theory
- Principles of accounting and finance
- Business law
- Business statistics
- Introductory microeconomics
- Introduction to management
- Marketing theory and practice
Plus 1 of the following majors (consist of 8 different units)
- Banking and finance
- Business law
- Econometrics and business statistics
- International business
A wide range of careers are open to graduates with qualifications in both business and psychology. They include organisational psychologist, human resources manager, industrial relations consultant, market researcher, public policy adviser, training and development coordinator and international business manager. Graduates wishing to practise as a psychologist will need to undertake further study and training.
Entry requirements and fees
School of Medicine and Health Sciences students have access to state-of-the-art histopathology and anatomy labs as well as well-equipped learning suites using new technologies in medical education, such as digital learning equipment and plastinated specimens.