University of New Brunwick

University of New Brunwick Psychology Degree Program

Address: Department of Psychology University of New Brunswick Saint John 100 Tucker Park Road PO Box 5050 Saint John, NB E2L 4L5

School Description:

Department of Psychology

In Psychology we ask why and how people do the things they do. You will explore human behaviour – our desires, impulses, actions and emotions – and apply scientific principles to the science of the mind.

Faculty members at UNB Saint John have particular interests in forensic psychology and criminal behaviour, perceptual and cognitive processing, addictive behaviour, psychopharmacology, human development and interpersonal relations. You can also examine the impact of brain injuries and disorders on personality and quality of life, the role of memory and what the mind chooses to forget, as well as the essence of the criminal mind.

In your first year of study you will enroll in two introductory psychology courses to give you an overview of major psychology topics; the biological basis of behaviour, personality development and abnormal psychology. At the end of your second year you may choose to declare your major or double major in psychology. In your fourth year, you may choose to complete an honours degree.

In addition to enrollment in academic programs, field placements are available for participation with community-based corrections and mental health agencies.

Undergraduate Program Description

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Our Department offers major and honours programs in both Arts and Sciences, and in collaboration with the Department of Biology, we also offer the very popular Biopsychology major and honours programs.  The department also provides a masters program in Experimental Psychology and jointly offers a Ph.D. program in Experimental Psychology in collaboration with the Department of Psychology on the Fredericton campus.  We also participate in the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology program offered at UNB Fredericton.

Psychology at work

A Psychology degree indicates that you are a student of human nature. You will understand what influences social behaviour and mental events that promote positive functioning and well-being. An undergraduate degree is also a good first step towards a masters or PhD, which are required for you to become a clinical psychologist or academic researcher.

Your Psychology degree could aid you in pursuing a career as a:

  • case worker
  • probation or parole officer
  • career counsellor
  • mediator
  • family or marriage counsellor
  • research assistant
  • human resources professional
  • social worker

Graduate Program Description

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Graduate Program in Psychology

Our faculty are first and foremost researchers who are committed to a high standard of academic excellence.

Our graduate students have been very successful securing national scholarship awards including SSHRC and NSERC.

Together, our faculty and graduate students explore a wide variety of research areas in the pursuit of knowledge. Our strength is in the individual attention we provide to our students. We are proud that they are now represented in applied and academic fields across Canada and the U.S.

Do you have what it takes? If so, join us for a journey of discovery and scholarship, and become a leader of tomorrow.

We provide an M.A. in experimental psychology, and our Ph.D. programs in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology are offered jointly with UNB Fredericton.

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