Studies in psychology open up a world of opportunity. As well as a thorough understanding of human behaviour, and the factors that shape it, undergraduate psychology students will graduate with a set of skills and attributes that are highly regarded by employers and will give them the edge in a range of careers.

An undergraduate degree in psychology will equip graduates with core skills, including the ability to:

  • Apply psychological principles to personal, social and group issues
  • Plan, implement and evaluate research
  • Think critically and creatively, and use scientific methods to solve problems.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and settings
  • Act professionally within an ethical framework.

Read in detail about these graduate attributes here.

The discipline that these skills provide can be applied in many settings, according to an individual's interests and strengths. Many graduates of psychology find employment or continue their studies in fields such as:

As graduates branch out in one or more of these paths, they can keep abreast of the latest research and developments in psychology and its practice by becoming an Affiliate of the Australian Psychological Society.

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