Psychology may be undertaken at Avondale as part of either the Bachelor of Arts course or the Bachelor of Science course. Both the BA and BSc are three-year degrees and for students who elect to take a psychology specialisation in either of these courses, the psychology component comprises almost half of the degree. Psychology is the systematic study of the mind; that is, the determinants of our thoughts and behaviours. This extends to many areas from the biological bases through to perception, memory, personality, reasoning, how we operate within particular environmental settings and how we function as social beings.
Bachelor of Arts 4000 Bachelor of Science 4045
Three years full-time or equivalent part-time
Mode of Delivery
Combination of full-time on campus for the Avondale component (Lake Macquarie Campus), and distance education plus residential school for the University of New England (UNE) component
The psychology component of the degree is undertaken by cross-institutional enrolment at the University of New England (Armidale). While residing on the Lake Macquarie campus, students study the UNE units by distance education. In addition, students will be required to attend a three day intensive school at UNE for each unit except the two first-year units.
The BA and BSc degrees are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
The CRICOS registration codes for the degrees are: Bachelor of Arts 057294K Bachelor of Science 057313A
Students may undertake a major (8 units) or minor (4 units) in psychology but students wishing to complete the APAC accredited sequence will need to complete the remainder of the units in sequence as required by the pre-requisites and by completing 100-level units prior to 200 level units and finally 300 level units.
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‘Avondale is an awesome place to begin your career. The atmosphere is great and with the smaller classes you learn a lot. To study Psychology here is a great opportunity in my life!’ —Josh Hamilton
Students who complete a three-year BA or BSc course with a specialisation in Psychology may consider the following career examples:
Family Service Officer
Child and Family Therapist (Child Protection)
Youth Justice Officer
Community Road Safety Officer
Learning Support Personnel
Community Support Coordinator
Human Resource Manager
Human Resource Trainee
Job Placement Officer
Social Welfare Officer
Project Manager, Mental Health Project
The information provided is a guide but will give you a rough idea as to the costs associated with studying at Avondale. Actual fee amounts vary on the enrolled course and the units that are taken. Please contact us if you have further questions.