A Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice at the University of Newcastle teaches skills in areas derived from the arts and social science degrees.

Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice

Psychology Studies

A major in psychology studies gives a practical insight into human behaviour.Available at Newcastle campus (Callaghan) and Central Coast campus (Ourimbah).

Understanding human behaviour is becoming increasingly important to help manage conflict and enhance performance outcomes in workplaces.

Our psychology studies major will provide you with an insight into human behaviour that can be applied to everyday life. It is a non-accredited stream which will suit those with a general interest in psychology and can be studied to compliment another major within the Bachelor of Arts.

Throughout the degree you will learn psychological theories that form the foundation of how humans think, feel, act and react. These theories range from the social - interactions with others, to the biological - how the brain works.

HOW WILL PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES FIT INTO MY CAREER?

Employers look for staff who possess excellent people and communication skills. A psychology studies major will provide you with valuable knowledge that can be applied to many different situations and careers that involve dealing with people, including:

  • community welfare
  • human resources
  • marketing and market research
  • planning and administration

The Hunter region is one of the largest employers in the state for Allied Health Services, education and mining. By studying at the University of Newcastle, graduates may be well positioned to pursue a career in these local industries and beyond.Psychology is useful in any occupation that involves understanding and working with people.

For more information about the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice program structure, please refer to the handbook.

For more information about the Bachelor of Arts program structure, please refer to the handbook.

For more information about the Bachelor of Social Science, please refer to the handbook.