Psychology

Knowledge & Skills Developed:  

  • Ability to interpret & apply psychological research results
  • Adaptability to different work environments
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Ethical practice
  • Experimental design
  • Organization, analysis, & interpretation of scientific data
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Strong understanding of social & cultural psychology
  • Thorough comprehension of perception, motivation, learning, behaviour, cognition, brain development & function

 Potential Careers:  

  • Addiction Counselor
  • Career Development Professional
  • Chemical Senses Specialist
  • Child & Youth Care Worker
  • Clinical Neuropsychiatrist
  • Court-Trial Consultant
  • Crime Prevention Coordinator
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Employment Counselor
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Geriatric Psychiatrist
  • Group Home Coordinator
  • Human-Computer Interface Designer
  • Medical Error Consultant
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Probation Officer
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Research Scientist

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations. 
Explore hundreds of Alberta Occupational Profiles here.

Potential Employers:  

  • Alberta Health Services*
  • Boyle Street Education Centre*
  • Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury*
  • Centre for Autism Services Alberta*
  • Cook Counselling Services Ltd.*
  • CSC Regional Psychiatric Centre
  • Edmonton Institute
  • Edmonton Parole Office
  • Entrust *
  • Family Centred Practices Group
  • Lifemark*
  • McMan Youth, Family &Community Services
  • Millard Health Rehabilitation Centre*
  • University of Alberta - Office of the Student Ombuds*
  • WJS Canada*

*These companies have partnered with our Science Internship Program to offer you working experience during your undergraduate degree.

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