There are so many interesting topics to explore within the field of psychology! Deciding to study psychology provides the opportunity to learn about things such as how social and cultural influences affect behaviour, as well as the brain’s underlying role in processing and storing information, and how damage or impairment can cause a variety of cognitive, physical, and behavioural deficits.
We are a diverse department, offering many different courses, which students can choose from to produce their own unique path of study, based on what intrigues and inspires them.
Psychology can be studied within the BSc degree program, offered by the Faculty of Science, or BA degree program, offered by the Faculty of Arts. Core degree requirements for a focus in psychology (e.g., major or minor) within each of these programs are practically identical, but the general BSc and BA degree requirements are quite different. If your interest is to focus more on the physical, biological, and mathematical sciences, then studying psychology within the context of a BSc degree would be recommended. Though a student chooses to study psychology, admission to the general BSc degree program is governed by the Faculty of Science.
The general BSc degree program requirements involve completing courses outside of a student’s chosen area of focus (e.g., psychology). For example, courses in areas of computing and mathematical sciences, chemistry and physics, and biology and earth and atmospheric sciences are required.
Students choosing to study psychology within the BSc degree program are required to complete psychology courses offered through both the Faculties of Science and Arts, to ensure a well-rounded background in psychological inquiry. Within the BSc degree program, students can choose psychology as a major, minor, or area of specialization. Those who wish to further explore and engage in psychological research have the option of applying for the Honors program during their second year. Students can also complete the requirements for a Research Certificate.
From the very first psychology course taken, students will be introduced to the interesting and engaging topics this field has to offer. We are a dedicated department, working collaboratively with one another to provide students with a learning experience that reveals the wealth of information and research currently existing within the psychological world today. We are excited about the prospect of new students joining us and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm for this great field of study!
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