Psychology (BA, BSc)

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Offered by:
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Science

Why study Psychology?

Modern scientific psychology studies brain processes and behaviour  — both human and animal — under various conditions. Psychologists study the relationships between the brain and behaviour: the processes that determine how we learn to speak, create and keep memories, or respond to stress. When you study psychology, you examine the internal and external factors that influence development, cognition, perception and motivation.

All Psychology students follow a core psychology curriculum. Regardless of your program you’ll also:

  • Receive fundamental training in statistics and research methods
  • Learn the basic principles of behavioural neurobiology
  • Study the history of psychology

A Psychology degree opens many doors; specialization or honours students may choose to work as a psychologist, therapist, or pursue graduate studies or medical research. Students majoring in Psychology can complement their studies in other fields such as business, communications or education.

Program Details

A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

What is the difference between a BA and a BSc in psychology?

Program options:

  • Honours in Psychology (66 credits)
  • Specialization in Psychology (60 credits)
  • Major in Psychology (42 credits)
  • Minor in Psychology (24 credits)

Students seeking admission to the honours program may apply either for direct entry on the University application form or, once in the program, to the departmental honours advisor, normally following the completion of 30 credits.

Read more about our Psychology programs.

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