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Have you ever wondered how your genetic inheritance has influenced who you are and what you do? Are men and women more different than alike? Why do you remember some things and forget others? Do our personalities change over time? Get the tools you need to unlock the mysteries of human behaviour by delving into the field of psychology.
You will gain skills, including research and data analysis, that transfer to careers in countless fields.
Broaden your experience with a semester of study in other parts of Canada or in other countries, and explore differences and similarities between human behaviour around the world.
Learn more about international study opportunities.
An honours stream in psychology is available for qualified students who wish to take their studies to a higher level and prepare for graduate or professional school.
Many employers are looking for “people who know people.” A BA in psychology will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities, including those in social services, government, research, consulting and business. It can also lead to further study in psychology, law, medicine and related fields.
For program planning, course selection and academic advising, visit Academic Advising Services.
Undergraduate Program Description
Curriculum & Courses
Bachelor of Arts (BA) is comprised of at least 40 three-credit courses (or equivalent)
- 16-24 core major courses in Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Psychology, Sociology or Spanish
- 12 General Education courses
- 4-14 Electives
An elective is a course which is not specified for a program, but is required for a degree. They can be any three-credit course, at any level.
Bachelor of Arts students have the options of completing:
- Cooperative Education
- Study Abroad term and/or a Travel Study
- Double Major
Seven majors in the Bachelor of Arts, effective Fall 2013.
- Policy Studies
- Spanish (Note: Only available to students admitted prior to Fall 2013.)
Twenty-two minors in the Bachelor of Arts, effective Fall 2013.
- Art History
- Canadian Studies
- Film Studies
- Finance and Economics
- International Business and Economics
- Policy Studies
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Studies in Aging
- Teaching English as a Second Language
- Women’s Studies
Minors outside the Faculty of Arts
Bachelor of Arts students may choose to complete a minor offered by a faculty other than Arts. consult the relevant sections of the current Academic Calendar.