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Bachelor of Science (Psychology Major) (BSc)


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Title Bachelor of Science (Psychology Major) (BSc)
Course Code B1339
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Spine Units: - 9 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external


MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external


PSY380 Psychology: Psychological Research Placement - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-placement, S1-placement, S2-placement, Y-placement

Course Core - 3 credit points

BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Major - 36 credit points

MJ-PSC: Psychology Major

Options - 24 credit points

Recommended Co-Major: CJ-PSYS Psychological Studies - 18 credit points


Recommended General Electives:

EXS201 Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS301 Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY287 Psychology: Evolved Social Cognition - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY297 Psychology: Sensation and Perception - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY389 Psychology: Drugs and Dependence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY380 Psychology: Psychological Research Placement - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-placement, S1-placement, S2-placement, Y-placement

PSY392 Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY393 Psychology: The Developing Mind - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal


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