The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Laws requires the completion of a minimum of 180 units.
Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.
Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) or the Bachelor of Laws and receive credit for some or all of the topics already completed.
For admission to the program, students must apply for admission to Bachelor of Laws combined degrees through SATAC.
Eligible students who decide to take up the combined degrees program in a subsequent year will be required to apply through SATAC, or via internal university transfer, for admission to the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology).
Program of study
To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Laws a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:
- a Law component of 117 units for the Bachelor of Laws (which consists of 94.5 units of core topics and 22.5 units of option topics) [see Bachelor of Laws entry for further information];
- a Behavioural Science (Psychology) component of 63 units for the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) consisting of:
- a major sequence in Psychology (13.5 units of First level topics and 22.5 units of Second level and 22.5 units of Third level topics), and
- an additional 4.5 units, selected from any Behavioural Science major sequence (Psychology or second major).
Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) component
Core - Year 1 topics
PSYC1101 Psychology 1A (4.5 units)
PSYC1102 Psychology 1B (4.5 units)
PSYC1106 Research Methods 1 (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
PSYC2018 Research Methods 2 (4.5 units)
PSYC2019 Personality and Social Psychology (4.5 units)
PSYC2020 Cognition and Learning (4.5 units)
PSYC2021 Human Development (4.5 units)
PSYC2022 Psychological Assessment and Measurement (4.5 units)
Core - Year 3 topics
PSYC3007 Research Methods 3 (4.5 units)
PSYC3235 Applications of Psychological Science (4.5 units)
Option - Year 3 topics
Select at least 13.5 units of other third year Psychology topics from the following list:
PSYC3003 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (4.5 units)
PSYC3009 Lifespan Development in Cultural Perspective (4.5 units)
PSYC3004 Advanced Social Psychology (4.5 units)
PSYC3008 Applied Cognitive Psychology (4.5 units)
PSYC3010 Mind, Brain and Behaviour (4.5 units)
PSYC3236 Forensic Psychology: Legal and Clinical (4.5 units)