Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of Wollongong, Australia

The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree, a requirement for becoming a licensed professional psychologist, will provide you with in-depth training in the fundamental principles underpinning human psychological functioning.


The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree, a requirement for becoming a licensed professional psychologist, will provide you with in-depth training in the fundamental principles underpinning human psychological functioning. 

You can also major in psychology and pursue other Bachelor of Arts degrees that provide concentrations in different subjects. You can do this to expand both the range of your career options and your understanding of the human condition.

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, particularly those that affect behavior. The aim of psychology is to comprehend who we are, how we think, feel, behave, and change. 

This knowledge enables us to enhance our physical and mental health. Psychologists serve a variety of clients, including children, adults, couples, families, and organizations.

The four-year Bachelor of Psychology (Honors) degree, which satisfies the academic requirements for Psychology Board of Australia temporary registration, is promoted for students with outstanding academic records who wish to transfer.

What you will study

The 144 credit points needed for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology are listed in the table below. They include:

  1. 78 credits in courses covering the basics of psychology;

  1. 6 credits selected from the Faculty of Law, Humanities, and the Arts' 100-level courses. 

  1. At least one of each:

  • To be eligible for honors, you need 24 extra credits in psychology courses.

  • For the remaining optional credit hours, you choose from the faculties of law, humanities and the arts, social sciences, or general schedule.

  1. At the 100-level, there can be no more than 60 credit points.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate your in-depth knowledge of psychology's core ideas, how to apply them, and how to conduct yourself ethically in both professional and research settings.

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of research methods, including an evaluation of the characteristics of the scientific method and the science of psychology.

  1. Demonstrate your ability to employ research methods to address behavioral and cognitive psychology problems.

  1. Convey information verbally in a variety of formats while writing traditional research reports.

  1. Demonstrate autonomous learning to improve personally and professionally in psychological research and practice.

  1. Use your knowledge of the scientific method and critical thinking skills to evaluate claims made concerning psychological phenomena.

  1. Use ethical facts and ethical and legal criteria to determine ethical conduct in various situations.

  1. Acquire an understanding of the individual's position in society.

Career Opportunities

  1. Personnel Services 

  2. Human Resources 

  3. Organizational Behavior 

  4.  Data Analyst 

  5. Life Coach 

  6. Brand Manager 

  7. Marketing And Advertising Educational Officer 

  8. Developmental Officer 

  9. Community or Social Services

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course can be achieved with:

  1. Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)

  2. International Baccalaureate (IB)

  3. Interstate equivalent (such as Victoria’s ENTER or Queensland OP)

  4. Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS - 6.5

  • TOEFL - 85

Tuition Fee

  • $97,344 total tuition fee( for international students)

In 2022, Commonwealth Supported Places will be available for all of UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees*. This means that the Australian government will pay up to 75% of your tuition fees. 

You must meet the following conditions to be eligible for this fee subsidy: Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a permanent holder of an Australian Humanitarian visa.

$97,344 per course
  • Level
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Application Fee
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
  • Scholarship
    30% Tuition fee waiver