Address: Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's, NL A1C 5S7 P.O. Box 4200 CANADA
The department has approximately 350 majors, 30 faculty, and 40 graduate students. Each year, over 100 students receive an undergraduate degree in our programs.
At the undergraduate level, we offer a major, a minor, and an honours program in psychology (either B.A. or B.Sc.), a major and an honours program in behavioural neuroscience (B.Sc.), aco-op program for psychology and behavioural beuroscience majors, and several joint honours programs with biology (B.Sc. Hons.) and biochemistry (B.Sc. Hons.).
At the graduate level, we offer a Masters in Applied Social Psychology, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in several different areas of experimental psychology, including behavioural neuroscience,clinical, cognition, developmental, social psychology, and the interdisciplinary cognitive and behavioural ecology (CABE) program.
Our newest graduate degree offering is the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical psychology.
Faculty have active research programs in many areas of psychology, many of which rely on volunteers from the community. We invite you to explore the options for participating in on-going research.
Please contact us directly for more information about our research, undergraduate and graduate programs, application procedures or any other concerns.
Undergraduate Program Description
Psychology is the study of behaviour and its biological basis. It seeks to understand the behaviour of living organisms through scientific research and to use the accumulated knowledge to promote the welfare of humans and other animals.
The Major programs in psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland provide students with a solid background in the science of psychology, and culminate with small classes offering direct, hands-on experience in conducting research in a wide variety of areas.
We have a Minor that is the perfect companion to many Major and other undergraduate programs.
Memorial’s psychology graduates have been successful in many fields of endeavour, including those that require an understanding of human behaviour in general (e.g., business, sales, management, information technology, government, human resources) and those that require specific training in psychology (e.g., programs in education, counselling, and clinical psychology). Many pursue graduate degrees (e.g., in law, medicine, neuroscience, animal behaviour, ecology, and experimental psychology), while others pursue training in a variety of programs that promote human welfare (e.g., physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy).
Some recent outstanding academic achievements from our undergraduate students aredetailed here.
Graduate Program Description
The Department offers the following degree programs: Masters in Applied Social Psychology, M.Sc. in Experimental Psychology, Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, and PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) in clinical psychology.
To get an idea of the range of topics possible, please consult this list of recent Doctoral and Masters theses. Also see some recent outstanding academic achievements, and Doctoral Oral Defenses and Comprehensive Exams from our graduate students.
Psychology is also part of the interdisciplinary Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology (CABE) program, which offers both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. Interested students should apply directly to the CABE program.