Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour and touches all areas of human existence. Graduates of this field build careers in a wide range of professional areas, including education, human resources, market research, organisational behaviour, policing, public health, human services, and counselling, or go on to do postgraduate study to become registered psychologists. Graduates also work as researchers to provide greater understanding about how people think, feel and react to situations, and to develop new strategies to improve psychological functioning.
Registered psychologists use scientific knowledge of human behaviour to assist individuals who are experiencing issues such as mental disorders, relationship problems, learning difficulties, addiction and eating disorders. They may work in a specific area of psychology such as cognition, neuroscience, or social and developmental behaviour.
Studying Behavioural Science (Psychology) at QUT, opens up opportunities to study specialised areas of psychology including alcohol and drug studies, forensic psychology and the law, family therapy, sexuality and gender, and community psychology. Students may also build knowledge in specific interest areas via electives from other areas of the university, such as science, criminology, creative industries and business.