University of Windsor

University of Windsor Psychology Degree Program

Address: Department of Psychology Chrysler Hall South, Room 173 401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4

School Description:

Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

The Psychology Department at the University of Windsor was founded in 1963 and currently has 32 fulltime faculty members.  We have the largest undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the largest PhD program at the University. The Psychology Department is committed to excellence in both teaching and research with a focus on both the science and application of psychology, as well as to multi-disciplinary and university-community collaborations. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels can take a wide variety of courses and participate in diverse areas of research. We hope you enjoy browsing through our website and discovering what we have to offer, and also invite you to read a letter from our Department Head.

Undergraduate Program Description

Letter from the Program Chair

As the Psychology Undergraduate Program Chair, I’d like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our department and our undergraduate Psychology programs.

Why study Psychology at the University of Windsor?  Our undergraduate programs emphasize training in both the applied and research aspects of Psychology.  Our faculty members include distinguished researchers and professors who have been nationally recognized for teaching excellence.  At the same time, the department’s atmosphere is relatively informal, and students have opportunities to get to know Psychology professors one-on-one.  Our student body is diverse, vibrant, and engaged in many aspects of the discipline of Psychology.  Many students volunteer as student representatives on departmental committees, or gain experience with cutting-edge research by volunteering in faculty research labs.

Our department covers several areas of Psychology, including neuropsychology, applied social, developmental, and clinical psychology. We offer a number of undergraduate Psychology programs to meet the unique needs of our students. These include both General and Honours BA degrees in both Psychology and Developmental Psychology, and a BSc degree in Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Students who intend to pursue graduate studies in Psychology can complete a program that includes an honours thesis.  Students can also combine psychology with another discipline for a combined major Honours B.A.  We also offer minors in both Psychology and Child Psychology.

Faculty members in the Psychology Department have connections with many community organizations in Windsor and the surrounding area, including Michigan.  These community connections enliven faculty members’ teaching and research, and provide volunteer and practicum opportunities for our students.

We invite you to read our mission statement and to explore our Undergraduate web pages, and we would be happy to answer any questions that you might have about our programs.  Simply email for more information.  If you have questions about how to apply to our undergraduate programs or would like to arrange a tour of our campus, please contact one of the nice people in our Liaison and Student Recruitment Office.  We will do everything we can to make your experience here a warm and welcoming one!


Dr. Kimberley Babb
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Chair
279 Chrysler Hall South
(519) 253-3000 ext. 2221
Office Hours:  Fall 2012 Monday 2:00 – 5:00

Graduate Program Description

Welcome to Graduate Studies in Psychology at the University of Windsor!

As the Chair of Graduate Studies in Psychology at the University of Windsor, I’d like to thank you for your interest in our program and for visiting our website!!
The Department of Psychology graduate program is the largest doctoral program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor.  We have an average of 100 Masters and Doctoral students enrolled at any given time. Their academic work and research are conducted under the supervision of 30 core Psychology faculty members. Issues related to graduate studies in Psychology are the responsibility of the Graduate Studies Committee which is made up of the Chair and faculty and student representatives from each of the areas.

Our programs of study lead to the PhD in either Applied Social Psychology or Clinical Psychology. In terms of the Applied Social program, we are one of only three doctoral level programs in Canada and students can work with faculty members who specialize in areas such as health, community, and industrial/organizational psychology. In terms of the Clinical program, we have held continuous accreditation from both the Canadian (CPA) and American (APA) Psychological Associations for more than 20 years. This accreditation attests to the high quality of both the research and applied practice components of our programs. Students in the Clinical program can specialize in adult, child, or neuropsychology tracks.  In addition, we offer a MA in Social Data Analysis jointly with the department of Sociology and Anthropology.  This is the only program of its kind in Canada.

Because of their academic excellence and accomplishments, our graduate students are successful in receiving both internal University scholarships as well as a variety of external scholarships. We offer a wide variety of research opportunities and flexibility in terms of working with faculty across programs and tracks. As a border community, we are uniquely situated to provide diverse research and applied training opportunities both in Windsor and across the border in the Metro Detroit area. Graduate students participate in all levels of departmental governance and find the atmosphere in the graduate program supportive and friendly (see testimonials from past and current students).

For more information about our Graduate Program, in general, please go to the following web pages: Admissions Criteria and Application ProceduresFacilities and Resources, and Frequently Asked Questions. For more information about the process and criteria for applying to specific programs, please go to the Clinical and Applied Social  program web pages. We look forward to receiving your application!

Dr. Dennis Jackson, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Chair
Department of Psychology

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