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.
Concordia’s psychology program opens many doors; specialization or honours students may choose to pursue graduate studies to work as a psychologist, therapist, or do medical research. Students majoring in Psychology can complement their studies in other fields such as business, communications or education. For the latest information on programs, visit theDepartment of Psychology.
As a student in Psychology, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed in below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.
Knowledge of Statistics and Research Methodology
Knowledge of Human mind
Development and Behaviour
Design and Conduct Surveys
Observe and Evaluate Critically
Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding comprehensively
Read critically and write persuasively
Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
Write reports and essay
Interact with others and build professional relationships
Manage tasks and meet deadlines
Work under pressure
Influence and persuade
Make decisions and use sound judgement
Give and receive feedback
Lead and follow
Observe and Interpret Data
Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to make a good judgement or conclusion
Understand complex problems and identify solutions
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study.
Child Welfare Agencies
Community and Social Service Organizations
Day Care Centres
Government Services (Federal, Provincial and Municipal)
Human Resource Departments
Marketing and Marketing
Mental Health Institutions
Placement/ Employment Agencies
Schools and School Boards
Shelters and Residences
Special Need Centres
Youth Protection Services
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
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Networking and professional associations
Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.