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Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, human experience, and behaviour, ranging from the basic mechanisms of the nervous system to principles governing social relations.

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Full-time: 3 years / 4 years
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: 15,240 CAD per year
Location: Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Canada

Psychology seeks to understand scientifically such diverse topics as aggression, attachment between infants and caregivers, reading, psychological disorders, romantic relationships, and effective behaviour in organizations. These and other topics are examined from multiple perspectives, including basic biological processes, early environment, the impact of poverty and other stressors, social context, and culture.

Students are encouraged to select courses from various areas that make up its core: physiological psychology, perception, learning, cognition, developmental psychology, personality, social psychology, and abnormal psychology. Students also take courses on the scientific methods that psychologists use to understand human behaviour and experience, from observations and surveys to biological procedures.
Outside of class, students have opportunities to participate in psychological research, to work with faculty on specific research projects, and to attend interesting talks.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year, 4-year, or Honours). The 4-year Honours degree is recommended for anyone planning to go on to graduate studies in the field.

Career Possibilities

A background in Psychology is useful in most workplaces, as knowledge about motivation, perception, learning, social behavior and data analysis can be applied on a regular basis. Psychology courses are often part of training programs or are prerequisites for degrees in areas such as nursing or medicine, education, speech pathology, law enforcement, social services, business, and public administration. The 4-year Honours degree in Psychology provides excellent preparation for graduate programs, which can lead to careers in research, academia or clinical practice.

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What our students say

“The University of Winnipeg Psychology Department is a program that punches well above its weight. After finishing my BA Honours in Psychology I was accepted to the PhD Psychology program at the University College London which is the best Psychology program in Europe. I believe what gave me a competitive application was the rigorous approach to training us in research methods as well as fostering in us a deep sense of curiosity so that we never stop learning. Even now that I run a Human Factors Lab for Gamin International, I still find that the training I had in statistics and quantitative research methods is invaluable on a day to day basis.”

Dr. Stephen Hassard, B.A. Honours, 2003