Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBBehavSc
CRICOS code030495A
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Multi-modal (Gippsland)
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.


The course is designed for students who wish to complete a major in psychology or psychological studies in conjunction with studies in a number of other areas such as science, computing, arts, management or marketing.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles, theories and application of psychology and psychological studies
  • interpret sources and apply the capacity for quantitative and qualitative analysis, critique and creative thinking
  • apply critical thinking, research and analysis to issues and debates in the disciplinary field
  • distil cogent and lucid argument based on research of the literature in the discipline in both verbal and written exposition

Professional recognition

The 60-point major sequence in psychology, comprised of nine core units and one elective unit is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).


This course consists of a compulsory major in psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) or psychological studies (not APAC-accredited), and a compulsory second arts major or arts minors from the available areas of study, and additional units.

Areas of study

Core arts major

Other arts majors and minors

Note: a minor only is available for Australian studies, community welfare and counselling, criminal justice and public relations.

For information on more arts units refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at

Non-arts majors and minors

Refer to the Gippsland areas of study for further information at


Students must complete the following:

(a.) an APAC-accredited psychology major (60 points), or a psychological studies (not APAC-accredited) major (48 points)

(b.) one of the following:

  • a major in another area of study (if students complete their second major in a non-arts discipline, then they must also complete an arts minor),
  • two minors in two different fields of study, one of which must be in an arts discipline (48 points)

The non-arts fields of study from which the second major or minor can be chosen are listed under 'Areas of study'.

(c.) another 12 points in arts at first-year level

(d.) further units to complete a total of 144 points.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at third-year level (includes those points completed in the major/s).

Of the 144 points, 96 points must be completed within the Faculty of Arts. The remaining 48 points may be taken from disciplines in the Faculty of Arts or disciplines outside the faculty.

No more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level.


Bachelor of Behavioural Science