Is Psychology for you?

Do you want to understand people? Do you find yourself saying, “Why did they do that?” Do you want to unlock the mysteries of the mind and learn to help others?

If so, Psychology might be for you. Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour, cognition, and emotions. We examine psychological issues at multiple levels of analysis; from the neuronal level (e.g. study of the cognitive processes like memory) to the broad societal context.  Psychology relates to virtually every aspect of people's lives:  we are concerned how people develop and change over time.

We are also interested to learn how people manage relationships, how they treat each other with respect, and how people communicate and behave across cultures. We also seek to understand deviant behaviour, witness behaviour, and how to predict, understand, and modify criminal behaviour.  Finally, much of the work we do is applied to improving people’s mental, physical, and relational health.

Where to go from here?

The Psychology undergraduate program offers a broad range of courses in History, Quantitative and Theoretical Psychology, Cognitive and Neural Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Clinical Science.

We value research, and students can work closely with faculty on research projects.  

Our students graduate with a comprehensive Liberal Arts education. Many go on to complete graduate degrees in Psychology and become practicing clinicians or academics. Others pursue advanced degrees in Law, Occupational Therapy, or Public Health, to name a few.

Want to know more?

We offer major and minor programs, honours, and a BSc. in Behavioural Neurosciences that is jointly offered with the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. We also have joint majors with Criminology, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, and Business Administration.  You can also complete a major with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

We also have an active Psychology Student Union that organizes a variety of events on topics such as applying to graduate school, entering the workforce, as well as social events to connect with other Psychology students. The Student Union also produces an undergraduate Psychology journal that showcases student research.

Get in Touch

Contact: Allen Yee, Undergraduate Advisor and visit us online.

Dr. Neil Watson describes PSYC 280: Introduction to Biological Psychology

Dr. Kate Slaney explains PSYC 301/308/402 courses, Research Methods and History and Systems of Modern Psychology.