Psychology and Mental Health

Psychology and Mental Health

Why study this program?

At Augustana, a degree in Psychology will allow you to become well versed in psychological topics. You will be able to understand and use different worldviews, concepts, language, and major theories of the discipline to account for psychological phenomena. Students are able to focus their studies in either our mental health and well-being stream, which places a higher emphasis on arts-based psychology courses or our brain and behaviour stream, which prioritizes science-based psychology classes. As a part of this program, students are also required to obtain a co-curricular certificate in either Mental Health First Aid, Brain Story, or Community Engagement and Service Learning to put practical use to your classroom studies in psychology.


Why study at the University of Alberta?

Augustana is a small campus located in Camrose, Alberta, just one hour southeast of Edmonton. This liberal arts and science campus is home to just over 1,000 students from across Canada and around the world. Augustana offers degree programs in an intimate and personalized setting, with an average class size of 22 people.

Each semester is comprised of a three-week session studying a single course, followed by a more traditional 11-week session studying up to four courses. This gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into research, travel, and other experiential learning endeavors, while at the same time reducing stress and workload.


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POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Addiction Counsellor
  • Career Development Professional
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Clinical Neurophyschiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Court Trial Consultant
  • Crime Prevention Coordinator
  • Crisis Counsellor
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Group Home Coordinator
  • Psychologist
  • Therapist

Christine, from Toronto, is a BSc Biology student at Augustana. Christine was a recipient of the Schulich Leader Scholarship in her first year and hopes to one day become a pediatrician. She also skydives and flies Cessnas.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2024 - 2025

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2024

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

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