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Psychology

  • Explores why people think and act the way they do, what causes them to interact in functional and dysfunctional ways, and the influence of personality and environment
  • Covers such topics as: memory, motivation and decision-making; how people are influenced by the attitudes and actions of others; the origins and treatment of mental illness; human development from birth to death; and the way cultural backgrounds shape thought and behaviour
  • Includes large and small lectures, seminars and discussion groups and opportunities for active learning and participation in field settings
  • Four-year Honours Psychology with Thesis program provides advanced courses in psychology research methods and statistics and prepares students to apply for MA and PhD degrees in psychology
  • Four-year Honours Psychology program expands the knowledge base with advanced courses in various areas of psychology and prepares students to apply for non-psychology professional degrees
  • Provides the opportunity for fourth-year participation in a practicum course, enabling the application of psychology skills in community settings
  • Three-year General Psychology program provides a broad base of knowledge concerning many aspects of human behaviour and experience

Course Descriptions - Psychology


 

Minimum Admissions Average: 
70%
Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) in Psychology
Mean Admissions Average: 
80%
Requirements: 
  • ENG4U required.
  • Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.
Career Tracks: 
  • Honours Psychology with Thesis program: graduate studies leading to such careers as psychology; teaching; research and practice in university; government; health, social services and private practice settings
  • Honours Psychology program: further studies in non-psychology professions (e.g., education, law, social work and medicine) and careers in employment settings including business and industry, government, health care and community agencies
  • General Psychology program: employment in all fields involving interaction with the public and further education in social services- related certificate and diploma programs