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Department of Psychology

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Undergraduate Program (BA)

Program Overview

“Perhaps the most fascinating and mysterious universe of all is the one within us.” -- Carl Sagan, former Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University

Psychology is of fundamental relevance to our society. The discipline addresses important questions about the very nature of human behaviour: How do we remember and process information? How are gender and sexuality related to identity? How are addictions and brain chemistry related? How do we cope with stress in a changing world? In this program, students learn about the human mind, behaviour and emotion; how we think, feel, and reason. Students also delve into experimental and clinical research methodologies.

The core goals of the program are to

  • educate students in the science of psychology and its application to real-life situations,
  • prepare students for careers in which they will confront, elucidate, and solve problems which have psychological components,
  • provide the foundation for students to opt for post graduate studies in a variety of areas.

To learn more about our program from the student perspective, and to get involved in student activities, click here: Psychology Students' Association.


First BA Psychology Graduating Class of 2009
@ Spring Convocation Ceremony