Bachelor of Arts (Educational Psychology)

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Bachelor of Arts (Educational Psychology) structure

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Possible First Year

You may know you have an interest in Educational Psychology but you are unsure about what courses might complement this interest or lead on to a second major, or minor. The following list provides possible choices for interests in Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, or Sociology to help with planning your first year of study. A usual full-time workload for first year is eight courses; four courses in Semester One, and four courses in Semester Two.

You should take:
230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking
275.102 Human Development
175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science

Choose three electives from:
134.101 Knowledge and Reality
134.104 Practical Ethics
172.131 Language and Communication
172.133 Intro to Language Studies
175.101 Psychology as a Social Science
176.101 Intro to Sociology
176.102 New Zealand Society
176.104 Identity and Culture in NZ
254.101 An Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies in Education

This is not an exhaustive list of options and you can search for courses in other interest areas e.g. Business via the course search webpage.

Requirements

Courses taught in the Educational Psychology major cover a wide spectrum of topics as a preparation for future study in the area of Educational Psychology. You are recommended to include 175.101 ‘Psychology as a Social Science’ and 175.302 ‘Abnormal and Therapeutic Psychology as electives in your BA degree. The courses in this major are taken from the two disciplines Psychology and Education.

Major requirements

A major in Educational Psychology consists of 135 credits (nine courses)

Minor

A minor consists of 75 credits, including 175.102, 275.102, 175.203, 256.201 and one of 175.306, 256.303 or 256.304.

If you are intending to pursue the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology, you will need to have completed 60 credits of undergraduate psychology for entry, of which 45 credits must be at 200 level or above.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the 'Regulations' button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Note: Not all courses will be offered in all modes or across all campuses in any given year.

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