2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - Bachelor of Commerce | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Commerce



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Intake Session(s):

Autumn, Spring

Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751305


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 Arts (Psychology) - Bachelor of Commerce double degree allows students to choose from a broad range of Business specialisations and combine this with a major in Psychology.  

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is 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 knowledge of psychological principles and applications to marketing and organisational practices
  2. Apply knowledge of research methods to commercial issues in local, national, and international contexts
  3. Apply analytical skills to commercial issues in local, national, and international contexts
  4. Effectively communicate in a variety of formats
  5. Demonstrate the capacity for independent learning with respect to professional development of human behaviour in business, organisational and marketing contexts
  6. Apply critical thinking skills to examine human behaviour in an organisational context
  7. Demonstrate ethical and responsible decision-making in the business context

 Please refer to the Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - Bachelor of Commerce requires the successful completion of a minimum of 216 credit points in accordance with the table below, including:

  1. 78 credit points of core Psychology subjects; and
  2. at least 6 credit points from the specified list of Arts electives; and
  3. 42 credit points of core 100-level Commerce subjects; and
  4. at least 48 credit points from a Commerce major; and
  5. one 6 credit point Commerce capstone subject; and
  6. additional elective subjects, as required, to achieve a minimum degree total of 216 credit points, chosen from the Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, or the General Schedule. Students may wish to consider completing a Commerce or General Schedule minor. Students who plan to apply for entry to Psychology honours and follow a path to professional registration as a psychologist should complete the extended psychology requirements as described in the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree.

Note that 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)
Year 1
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 2020/2021
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2020/2021
Year 2*
PSYC231 Personality 6 Autumn
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
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6 Autumn, Spring
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2020/2021
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 2020/2021
ECON102 Economics and Society 6 Autumn, Spring
MGNT102 Business Communications 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2020/2021
OPS 113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6 Spring
Year 3*
PSYC324 Assessment and Intervention 6 Autumn
18 credit points of Psychology elective subjects at 300-level (refer to BA(Psychology) single degree for subject choices).
24 credit points of Commerce subjects as required for the selected Commerce major.
Year 4*
24 credit points of Commerce subjects as required for the selected Commerce major.
Specified Arts elective:
Select ONE of the following three subjects:
PHIL107 Introduction to Philosophy 6 Autumn
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology 6 Autumn
PHIL151 Logic: The Art of Reasoning 6 Spring
18 credit points of subjects, either as specified in order to fulfil the requirements of a prescribed Commerce major OR as electives chosen from Business, Social Sciences, Law Humanities and the Arts or the General Schedule.
Year 5*
Commerce capstone subject:
COMM331** Integrative Business Capstone 6 Autumn, Spring
18 credit points of elective subjects chosen from Business, Social Sciences, Law Humanities and the Arts or the General Schedule.

*Note: Students have increasing freedom to structure their course to fit their chosen major from Year 2. In particular, those planning an extended Psychology major for honours eligibility should carefully plan the sequence of their subjects for their whole degree before enrolling in Year 2.

**From 2022 the capstone subject is Integrative Business Capstone (BUS 331).

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.


Students who complete the extended requirements in psychology are eligible to apply for the one year honours program to confer the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours). To see the extended psychology subject list and for entry into the honours program, please go to the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Handbook page.

 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.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and the additional honours year are 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.

Other Information

For further information email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 11 November, 2021