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Psychology (Faculty of Science)

Group : Biological, Biomedical & Life Sciences
Can be taken as: Major, Minor, Honours, Liberal Program

The Department of Psychology offers programs in both Arts and Science.  If you are applying with a background in social science please refer to Psychology (Faculty of Arts).

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is both a social and a biological science. As a social science, psychology examines the social nature of human beings and the influence that culture, group membership, and relationships have on individual personality, thought, and behaviour. As a biological science, psychology seeks to identify the neural basis of human behaviour, both directly, through the study of humans, and indirectly, through the study of other species. Psychology also has many interdisciplinary aspects. The study of psychological problems often involves knowledge drawn from other disciplines such as biology, physiology, linguistics, sociology, philosophy, and mathematics. For this reason a student with varied interests can frequently find a place for these interests in psychology. As such, undergraduate courses in psychology may prove of considerable value to students planning careers in professional fields other than psychology, such as medicine, law, education, social work, communication disorders, or business and industry.

Note: The B.A. or B.Sc. with a major or honours degree in psychology is not a professional qualification. It does not qualify the individual to carry on professional work in psychology.

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DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINES:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Psychology (54 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Psychology (24 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Psychology (60 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Psychology (45 Credits)