Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication and Psychology)
OP701009Closed to new enrolments
Are you interested in human behaviour and how people communicate?
A Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Communication and Psychology will prepare you for diverse career opportunities in the areas of communication and community services.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.
Study type Trimester
Cost$14,600 NZ Domestic
Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.
On completion of this degree, you will be able to understand and evaluate a wide range of social and cultural issues. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of the communication process and how it relates to human behaviour.
We are now offering an updated version of this programme.
If you are a new student, you need to enrol in the updated programme.
If you began studying this programme before Trimester 1, 2016, you can re-enrol as usual in the Choose courses tab.
What you will learn
When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:
- analyse and use information logically and critically
- write concisely and clearly across a variety of formats and contexts
- communicate effectively at personal, group and organisational levels
- analyse, address and offer practical solutions complex communication issues
- understand organisational dynamics
- understand the fields and sub-fields within psychology and how and why these relate to specific career paths and employment areas within Aotearoa New Zealand
- apply and evaluate scientific research methodologies and analysis used in psychology
- identify and demonstrate ethical behaviour in research and/or professional practice
- recognise Aotearoa New Zealand's uniquely bicultural context based on the Treaty partnership with Māori, as tangata whenua, and know when and why Treaty principles should be applied
- recognise the importance of respecting cultural diversity and apply this knowledge in interactions with people
- explain and evaluate behaviour from multiple perspectives in a variety of settings.
- understand and apply the practice of psychology within an Aotearoa New Zealand context
- develop and evaluate insight into one's own and others' behaviour and mental processes
- use psychological principles to work effectively, as part of a team, and independently.
This qualification will prepare you for a variety of roles within human resource management, corporate communications, community services, advertising, education and more.