Enhance mental health and well-being in your community. Learn techniques and skills to help people solve problems.
Learn why and how people think and act the way they do and help them improve their daily lives.
The program in Psychology provides a solid foundation in the scientific study of human behaviour, and the related psychological, social, and biological processes.
Students may select courses addressing topics such as child development, learning, cognition, memory, motivation, intelligence, personality, emotion, mental health, social psychology and psychological functioning across cultures.
They are trained in quantitative research methods and learn to conduct research using observation, experimentation and statistical analysis. Students have the option of obtaining a Certificate in Social Research Methods and may take advantage of volunteer opportunities in research laboratories. A Bachelor of Science program in Psychology is also available. The Faculty of Health offers a limited-enrolment program in Sport Psychology.
Behavior therapist, research analyst, counsellor (addictions, employment, corrections), interviewer, environmental planner, computer consultant, recruitment coordinator, psychometrist, teaching, speech pathology, personnel administrator.
Settings: associations for persons with disabilities, school boards, correctional centres, industries such as Hydro and INCO, mental health centres, social service agencies, chronic psychiatric patients, prison settings, drug addiction, and hospitals.