New information following the change in COVID-19 alert levels.

Additional recommendations for psychology majors

Distance learning student

We recommend you acquire skills in other areas to enhance your psychology major. You are encouraged to include the following courses in your degree.

Human development

275.102 Human Development

Māori studies

One of the following Māori studies courses:

300.110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Māori
150.114 He Tirohanga o Mua: Māori Custom, Lore and Economics

Plus one of the following courses:

150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society
150.202 Hauora Tangata: Māori Health Foundations


One of the following statistics courses:

161.120 Introductory Statistics (recommended for BA students)
161.130 Introductory Biostatistics (recommended for BSc students)

Human factors and ergonomics

128.300 Ergonomics/Human Factors: Work, performance, health and design

Distance learning

If you are planning to do postgraduate study in psychology, we recommended that you take at least one distance course because postgraduate courses are delivered in a manner similar to distance courses. They are taught in block mode which involves attending compulsory campus courses for short intensive periods of time.

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