Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

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Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) structure

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Possible First Year

You may know you have an interest in 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 Education, Linguistics, Philosophy, Rehabilitation Studies, Sociology or Statistics 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
175.101 Psychology as a Social Science
175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science

Choose three electives from:

147.101 Intro to Rehabilitation Studies
161.120 Intro Statistics
161.130 Intro Biostatistics
172.131 Language and Communication
176.101 Intro to Sociology
176.102 NZ Society
176.104 Identity and Culture in New Zealand
254.101 Intro to Social and Cultural Studies in Education
275.102 Human Development

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

The two 100-level Psychology courses introduce you to the basic concepts in Psychology: one from the Social perspective and the other from the Scientific perspective. The other compulsory course is the 200-level Introduction to Psychological Research course, which has to be passed before commencing the 300-level courses. For the rest of the major you can select courses which are of interest to you.

Major requirements

A major consists of 135 credits (nine courses) in Psychology; including 175.101, 175.102 and 175.203.

Minor requirements

A minor consists of 75 credits in Psychology; including 175.102 and 175.203, 15 credits at 300-level, 15 credits at 200- or 300-level, and 15 credits at any level from the Psychology schedule.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the 'Regulations' button.

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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