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Psychologists ask questions such as: How do people behave and interact in groups in workplace settings? How does aging affect brain function? Why do people offer help to strangers?
Psychology is the scientific study of the biological, cognitive, emotional, and social bases of behaviour. There is a strong emphasis on written and verbal communication, as well as statistical analysis and research skills. Students who are interested in gaining experience with psychology research may pursue opportunities to work in research laboratories, either as a volunteer or as part of research courses. Psychology majors will gain a deeper understanding of the biological, cognitive, emotional, and social influences on the human experience. They will also gain experience in thinking critically and solving problems, conducting research and analyzing data, and communicating effectively as well as develop skills in information literacy, implementing ethical principles, and applying psychological knowledge and skills to personal, social, organizational, and societal problems.
You can earn both a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation in just five years through our combined degree program.
As a psychology graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in psychology can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education. Many of our graduated go on to pursue advanced graduate degrees to prepare them for careers as clinical psychologists, professors/academics, applied researchers or organizational consultants.
Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.
Field school - Discipline-specific classes taken in real-world settings, and involving hands-on course work.
Developmental Psychology, History of Psychological Thought, Psychology of Brain and Behaviour, Social Psychology, Principles of Psychology I
A psychology faculty member for 29 years, Associate Professor John Ellard is an innovator in enhancing the learning experience. He initiated the annual Undergraduate Psychology Conference showcasing the diverse research that undergraduate students are engaged in. He collaborated with students on a peer mentor program. “As my students learn, I aim high. I want my courses to be personal growth opportunities as well as engaging learning experiences. We have one of the top departments in Canada.” ”
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