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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
5.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Social Sciences
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751751
Double degrees aim to broaden a student's knowledge and skill base and improve career options in competitive, increasingly interactive fields. The programs are designed to enhance a student's educational, academic and professional qualifications whilst minimising the costs of their studies.
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce double degree commences your pathway to professional registration as a psychologist and allows you to gain expertise in your choice of a broad range of business majors.
This course is for the highly motivated. Continuation in the degree will be dependent upon achieving a cumulative average of at least 75% in the Psychology subjects approved for the degree.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.
The outcomes which are common and consolidated in this joint degree ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:
|1||Apply advanced knowledge of psychological principles and applications to marketing and organisational practices.|
|2||Apply advanced knowledge of research methods to commercial issues in local, national, and international contexts.|
|3||Apply advanced analytical skills to commercial issues in local, national, and international contexts|
|4||Produce advanced written work and communicate orally in a number of formats|
|5||Demonstrate the capacity for independent learning with respect to professional development of human behaviour in business, organisational and marketing contexts|
|6||Responsibly and adaptably demonstrate good independent judgement in business-related decision-making through the use of critical thinking skills.|
|7||Demonstrate ethical principles in business decision-making.|
Please refer to each individual degree in the Handbook for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce requires the successful completion of a minimum of 264 credit points in accordance with the table below, including:
a) 156 credit points of core Psychology subjects; and
b) at least 6 credit points from the specified list of Science electives; and
c) 42 credit points of core 100 level Commerce subjects; and
d) at least 48 credit points from a Commerce major; and
e) a six credit point Commerce capstone subject; and
f) additional elective subjects, as required, to achieve a minimum degree total of 264 credit points, chosen from the from the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), the Bachelor of Commerce or the General Schedule.
Continuation in the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) component of the course requires an average result of at least 75% at the end of 100-level, a cumulative average of at least 75% for 100 and 200-level subjects at the end of 200-level, and a cumulative average of at least 75% for 200 and 300-level subjects at the end of 300-level in the psychology subjects approved for the degree. Students who do not maintain this level of academic achievement will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Commerce.
Note: Students in the double degree are not required to take COMM121 Statistics for Business, which is normally a common core subject for students in the Bachelor of Commerce single degree. PSYC123 Research Methods and Statistics meets the requirement for a first year statistics subject and remains as a core requirement for the double degree.
|Subject Code||subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|PSYC120||Critical Thinking and Communication Skills in Psychology||6||Autumn|
|PSYC121||Foundations of Psychology A||6||Autumn|
|PSYC122||Foundations of Psychology B||6||Spring|
|PSYC123||Research Methods and Statistics||6||Spring|
|COMM101||Principles of Responsible Business||6||Autumn, Spring|
|ECON100||Economic Essentials for Business||6||Autumn, Spring|
|FIN 111||Introductory Principles of Finance||6||Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018|
|MGNT110||Introduction to Management||6||Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018|
|PSYC234||Biological Psychology and Learning||6||Autumn|
|PSYC250||Quantitative Methods in Psychology||6||Autumn|
|PSYC236||Cognition and Perception||6||Spring|
|PSYC241||Developmental and Social Psychology||6||Spring|
|PSYC251||Psychology of Abnormality||6||Spring|
|ACCY111||Accounting Fundamentals In Society||6||Autumn, Spring|
|MARK101||Marketing Principles||6||Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018|
|PSYC324||Assessment and Intervention||6||Autumn First Offered 2019|
|PSYC325||History and Philosophy of Psychology||6||Autumn First Offered 2019|
|PSYC326||Design and Analysis||6||Spring First Offered 2019|
|One 6 credit point Psychology subject at 300-level: refer to Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) single degree for subject choices.|
|Select ONE of the following four subjects. Students majoring in Accountancy, Finance or Financial Planning must take ACCY112. Students majoring in Economics or International Business must take ECON102. Students majoring in Public Relations must take MGNT102.|
|ACCY112||Accounting In Organisations||6||Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018|
|ECON102||Economics and Society||6||Autumn, Spring|
|MGNT102||Business Communications||6||Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018|
|OPS 113||Business Oriented Information Systems||6||Spring|
|Plus 12 credit points of Commerce subjects as required for the selected Commerce major.|
|Select ONE of the following five subjects:|
|GEOG121||Human Geography: Life in a Globalising World||6||Autumn|
|GEOG122||Human Geography: Living in a Material World||6||Spring|
|BIOL103||Molecules, Cells and Organisms||6||Spring|
|SCIE101||Modern Perspectives in Science||6||Spring|
|STS 112||The Scientific Revolution||6||Spring|
|24 credit points of Psychology subjects at 300-level: refer to Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) single degree for subject choices.|
|24 credit points of Commerce subjects as required for the selected Commerce major.|
|48 credit points as per course structure for 400-level Psychology honours.**|
|12 credit points of Commerce subjects as required for the selected Commerce major.|
|Commerce capstone subject:|
|COMM331||Integrative Business Capstone||6||Autumn, Spring|
|6 credit points of elective subjects chosen from the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce or the General Schedule.|
* These subjects form the common core subjects for the Bachelor of Commerce. They do not need to be taken in the order specified above. Students should carefully plan their sequence of study and, if necessary, seek academic advice.
**Psychology Honours Program 400-Level
To be eligible to proceed to the 400-level Psychology Honours program, students must have:
- Completed at least 144 credit points, including all required 100, 200 and 300-level Psychology core subjects outlined above; and
- Maintained a cumulative average of at least 75% for 200 and 300-level psychology subjects.
The Psychology Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1. For further information refer to General Course Rules Section 8.
The Psychology Honours program is made up of 48 credit points as outlined below:
|Subject Code||subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|PSYC410||Honours Empirical Thesis||24||Annual|
|PSYC418||Honours Theory||6||Autumn First Offered 2020|
|PSYC415||Honours Data Analysis||6||Autumn First Offered 2020|
|PSYC416||Psychological Assessment: Principles and Applications||6||Autumn First Offered 2020|
|PSYC417||Psychological Intervention: Principles and Applications||6||Spring First Offered 2020|
Honours in Commerce is also available for students who wish to undertake research training and advanced scholarship in this field. See Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) for more details.
Transfer Options Between Psychology - Commerce Double Degrees
Students who decide not to complete the Psychology Honours year can transfer to the Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Commerce double degree.
Professional Recognition and Accreditation
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a four year sequence for the purposes of provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. An additional two years of supervised practice is necessary to apply for general registration. This can be through two years supervised practice in the community or a fifth year at University plus one year of supervised practice in the community or an approved Masters degree
Bachelor of Commerce
Some majors within the Bachelor of Commerce enable graduates to meet the membership requirements of relevant professional associations. For more information, visit Professional Accreditation and Recognition.