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Psychology (BA, BSc)

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Degrees
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Major, Honours, Specialization
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

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 highlights

  • Program covers the five main areas of psychology: Social, developmental, clinical, neuroscience, and cognition
  • Accredited by the OPQ/CPA; students can take the required courses to qualify for clinical graduate programs in Quebec and the rest of Canada
  • Opportunities to get involved in active research labs In-house advising tailored to students in the Psychology program

Program structure

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.


Program options

  • Honours in Psychology (66 credits)
    Students seeking admission to the Honours program should speak with their program advisor in their first year of study at Concordia. Students apply to the departmental Honours advisor, normally following the completion of 30 credits. Students applying to the University are able to apply to the major or specialization.
  • Specialization in Psychology (60 credits)
    This program is similar to the BA Honours program, but without research experience in psychology, the Honours seminars and the Honours thesis. The number of electives at the intermediate or advanced level in psychology is increased to 12, for a total of 60 psychology credits, leaving 30 open elective credits, 24 of which should be in departments other than Psychology (6 of which must be General Education credits).
  • Major in Psychology (42 credits)
    The major is relevant for someone seeking a good general degree which could have applications in a variety of fields related to teaching, business, personnel, or community involvement.


Courses


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria


Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.


We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.


After your degree

Honours and specialization graduates often pursue graduate studies. Others have established careers as medical professionals or youth counsellors. Depending on the selection of courses the specialization may also provide a background for graduate work such as a master’s degree in counselling psychology, or social work, or even in an MBA program.

The major program may have applications in a variety of fields related to teaching, business, personnel, or community involvement.

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