Psychology is the study of who we are and how we think, feel, act and change.
Psychology is the study of who we are and how we think, feel, act and change. This knowledge helps us improve with the aim of improving wellbeing and psychological health. Understanding people's motivations and actions can provide valuable insight into the world of business: how we work, organise ourselves and assign value to things, and what constitutes responsible and ethical decision-making.
Business people are a flexible and diverse group of professionals who think strategically and critically to solve complex problems. The strategic thinking and data analysis skills you will gain from studying commerce are reinforced by the scientific principles and methods that underpin modern psychology.
Double degrees are designed to broaden your knowledge and skills set, giving you a competitive advantage in the workforce. They also reduce the length and cost of study by combining two different degrees. You can combine your Psychology and Commerce studies with other disciplines available in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees. On completion of this degree, you will be able to apply knowledge of psychological principles and applications across many business areas, including the application of research methods to commercial issues in local, national and international contexts.
What you will study
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce double degree provides a pathway to becoming a psychologist in a commercial and/or industrial/organisational context. You must complete the required Psychology and Commerce double degree subjects before you are eligible to move on to the Honours subjects in Psychology. The Honours subjects cover principles and applications, theory and methods, and an empirical thesis, which is undertaken throughout the entire Honours year.