Psychology

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Psychology

For a major in Psychology, the minimum requirement is 48 credit points across Intermediate and Senior Psychology* units of study, including PSYC2011/2911, PSYC2012, PSYC2013 and PSYC2014. No other Intermediate Psychology units can be counted towards a major. Students must complete at least 24 credit points of Senior Psychology units for a major (or 30 credit points of Senior Psychology units for students in the BPsych degree). PSYC3018 must be included. Students who wish to be eligible for entry into the Honours program must also include PSYC3010.
*Note: HPSC3023 Psychology & Psychiatry: History & Phil is available as a Senior Psychology unit and will count towards a major in Psychology. Successful completion of this unit of study is essential for students intending to take the Theoretical Thesis option in Psychology Honours.
* Note: If you plan to complete a major in Psychology and intend proceeding to fourth year Honours in Psychology then you need to ensure that the major is completed within an accredited degree program. A list of accredited degree programs is available at the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council website: www.psychologycouncil.org.au
Please refer to the Science Faculty website for details of the major, http://sydney.edu.au/science/
Junior units of study
PSYC1001
Psychology 1001
6      Semester 1
Summer Main
PSYC1002
Psychology 1002
6      Semester 2
Summer Main
Intermediate units of study
PSYC2011
Brain and Behaviour
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002.
N PSYC2911, PSYC2111
Semester 1
PSYC2911
Brain and Behaviour (Advanced)
6    P A distinction average in PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
N PSYC2011, PSYC2111
Semester 1
PSYC2012
Statistics & Research Methods for Psych
6    A Recommended: HSC Mathematics, any level
P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
N PSYC2112
Semester 1
PSYC2013
Cognitive and Social Psychology
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002.
N PSYC2113
Semester 2
PSYC2014
Personality and Intelligence 1
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
N PSYC2114
Semester 2
Senior units of study
PSYC3010
Advanced Statistics for Psychology
6    P (PSYC2012 or PSYC2112) plus at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit of Study from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2013, PSYC2113, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114.
N PSYC3201
Semester 2
PSYC3011
Learning and Behaviour
6    A PSYC2012 or PSYC2112
P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit from PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2013, PSYC2113, PSYC2014 or PSYC2114.
N PSYC3209
Semester 1
PSYC3012
Cognition, Language and Thought
6    A PSYC2012 or PSYC2112
P (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113) and at least one other Intermediate Psychology unit from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2014 or PSYC2114.
N PSYC3205
Semester 1
PSYC3013
Perceptual Systems
6    A PSYC2012
P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit from PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2013, PSYC2113, PSYC2014, PSYC2114 or ANAT2010
N PSYC3210
Semester 2
PSYC3014
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
6    A PSYC2113 or PSYC2013
P Either ((PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2112), (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113), (PSYC2014 or PSYC2114)) OR ((PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111 or PSYC2013) and ANAT2010 and PCOL2011)
N PSYC3914, PSYC3204, PSYC3215
Semester 2
PSYC3914
Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience Adv
6    A PSYC2113 or PSYC2013
P Distinction or above across: 1. (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2112), (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113), (PSYC2014 or PSYC2114). OR 2. (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111 or PSYC2013) and ANAT2010 and PCOL2011.
N PSYC3014, PSYC3204, PSYC3215
Semester 2
PSYC3015
Personality and Intelligence 2
6    A (PSYC2012 or PSYC2112); (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113)
P (PSYC2014 or PSYC2114) and (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111 or PSYC2012 or PSYC2112 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2113)
Semester 1
PSYC3016
Developmental Psychology
6    P PSYC2013 or PSYC2113 and at least one other Intermediate Psychology unit from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114.
N PSYC3206
Semester 2
PSYC3017
Social Psychology
6    A PSYC2012 or PSYC2112.
P PSYC2013 or PSYC2113 and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit of Study from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114.
N PSYC3212
Semester 1
PSYC3018
Abnormal Psychology
6    A (PSYC2012 or PSYC2112) and (PSYC2014 or PSYC2114)
P At least two intermediate Psychology units of study from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2013, PSYC2113, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114
N PSYC3203
Semester 1
PSYC3020
Applications of Psychological Science
6    P 12 credit points of junior psychology and 12 credit points in Intermediate Psychology
N PSYC3019
Semester 2
HPSC3023
Psychology & Psychiatry: History & Phil
6    A Basic knowledge about the history of modern science as taught in HPSC2100 AND the principles of philosophy of science as taught in HPSC2101 OR knowledge of the various sub-disciplines within Psychology.
P (at least 12 credit points of intermediate HPSC Units of study) OR (a CR or above in one HPSC intermediate Unit of Study) OR (12 intermediate credit points in psychology).
N PSYC3202
Semester 1