Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) program gain a thorough education in the scientific discipline of psychology and an introduction into the application of the discipline.
Graduates will have sound evidence-based knowledge as a foundation either for entering employment, where they can use the knowledge and approaches of psychology in areas such as marketing research or human resources, or for pursuing advanced level psychology programs to become a clinical psychologist.
Upon the successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Understand appropriate and relevant fundamental and applied evidence-based knowledge, and undertake life-long learning to improve personal and professional practice.
- Demonstrate a capacity to employ a variety of approaches and procedures to research to permit judgements and decisions to be supported by appropriate evidence that places practice within a global and local context.
- Apply knowledge to solve problems in a wide range of diverse situations, with an ability to work independently or with others and to incorporate the analysis of evidence-based scientific literature to solve psychological problems.
- Engage in dialogue with a diverse range of people and communicate in a broad range of forms (written, electronic, graphic, oral) to meet the circumstances of the situation and the capabilities of the audience.
- Maintain tolerance and respect for individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and holding diverse values, adhere to professional expectations and demonstrate ethical behaviour.
- Develop collaborative partnerships with colleagues, other professionals and the community that build on the capacity of others, and develop open and flexible relationships that adapt to evolving needs and aspirations.