UniSA is placing psychology in the 21st century by providing students with the chance to learn about people and their real-life experiences.
The School takes a progressive approach to the study of psychology through a strong emphasis on applied psychology with clear career paths,
backed up with a strong theoretical basis. All courses focus on developing both research and practical problem solving skills, including
interpersonal skills and awareness, interviewing and data collection, critical analysis, and written and oral communication skills.
Sub-major / Minor
Students from non-Psychology programs who have the capacity within
their programs to choose a major, submajor or minor may select
courses from the Psychology MSM list.
and Interpersonal Skills
UniSA's undergraduate psychology programs MBPU Bachelor of
Psychological Science and MHPU Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
contain a number of counselling courses as core courses of the first three
years of training. Our psychology double degrees contain some
Counselling courses also.
MBPU and MHPU students who wish to do additional counselling courses, may choose
from the list of Counselling and Interpersonal Skills
(see link above). Whilst this does not provide a
qualification in counselling, it represents a significant amount of
counselling knowledge and practical skills training that is unique
at the undergraduate level in South Australian university education.
|As a broad discipline of study, Psychology offers the option of choosing from a wide variety of occupations.
Psychology graduates may be employed in a variety of settings where they are involved in areas that include:
- Community and welfare support services eg youth support, disability
- Counselling support
- Research and analysis
- Policy Development
- Providing support for programs and policies
- Administering special projects and co-ordinating activities to support organisational objectives
- Teaching and lecturing
- Facilitating community development initiatives
- Developing, implementing and evaluating staff recruitment, training and development
|Industries and employers
|Employment for graduates with a Psychology degree can be found in both the public and private sectors.
The main employment sectors are:
- Health and Community Services
- Government administration and Defence
- Property and Business Services
- SA and federal government departments and agencies
- Human resource consulting firms
- Market research companies
- Recruitment firms
- Universities and schools
- Hospitals and rehabilitation agencies
- Youth services
- Substance abuse services
- Community agencies
- Police force, law courts and prisons
- Defence forces
- Counselling services
- Not-for-Profit organisations and professional associations
- Research Institutions
- Training and development service organisations