University of Alberta

University of Alberta Psychology Degree Program

Address: Psychology General Office P217 Biological Sciences Building Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9

School Description:

We have approximately 35 academic staff, 15 emeritus professors, 3 adjunct professors, 22 sessional lecturers, 17 support staff, 64 graduate students and 3 post-doctoral students. We have 1300 undergraduate majors and 650 undergraduate minors.

The department offers a diverse education to both our undergraduate and graduate populations with 60 different undergraduate courses and a wide variety of graduate courses. We offer over 100 courses each year covering foundational material as well as current and emerging topics.

Research in the department is funded by provincial, national and international grant agencies such as NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, CFI, AB INGENUITY, NIH, AHFMR/AIHS and ACCFCR. Approximately 3.2 million dollars in research funding is currently awarded to members of the department.

Undergraduate Program Description

You will find information about our programs, a listing of coursesawards psychology students can apply for, and information about student groups for psychology students. You’ll be able to download forms you may need and find out who to contact if you have questions about the undergraduate program (please complete our “request for advising” form). If you are a student in PSYCO 104 or 105, you’ll be able to find information and access the research participationcomponent of your class from here.

Career Opportunities

When you complete a degree in an area such as Engineering, Education, or Nursing you have the credentials to be hired in that field. An undergraduate degree in Psychology does not allow you to enter the work force as a psychologist – that requires further training beyond an undergraduate degree. About 90% of the people who graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology do not go on to graduate school (Master’s and Doctorate level studies). So what can you do with an undergraduate degree in Psychology? Understanding how people think and react can be useful in everything from business, management and education to the public sector service, sales and marketing. In addition, you develop strong research and teamworking skills, presentation and communication skills, and skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis. A degree in Psychology is a springboard for many career paths including:

  • Behavioral analyst
  • Case worker
  • Child protection worker
  • Employment counselor
  • Academic advisor
  • Advertising coordinator

Depending on how you decide to market and package your skills, the possibilities are endless.

Graduate Program Description

Thank you for your interest in the grad program in Psychology at the University of Alberta. We offer MA, MSc, and PhD degrees, with specializations in five research areas :

The goal of the program is to train competent and independent researchers who will make significant contributions to the discipline of psychology in any of these areas. The program entails early and sustained involvement in research through apprenticeship-style training by a vigorous world-class faculty. Our alumni have successful positions in universities and colleges, branches of government, and industry.

We invite you to browse our web pages to learn more about our program. Our online brochure will help you get started.

Check out why the city of Edmonton and the University of Alberta are a great place for graduate studies :

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