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Psychology

"We know what we are
but not what we may be."
– Ophelia in Hamlet

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Why do we think, feel and behave the way we do?  It's the primary question of psychology, a fascinating scientific discipline that generates deep insights into the workings of our brains, bodies, and inner selves.  In Ryerson's Psychology program, students learn about: the evolution of psychology as a thriving academic discipline; cutting-edge research findings on a wide variety of current issues; and how research is conducted.

  • Your studies will delve into psychological theories and research methods with courses in neuroscience, lifespan development, memory and decision making, psychological disorders and their treatment, cultural diversity, gender, sexuality, psychology and law, health, and more.
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in a particular area of psychology by pursuing paid or voluntary research positions, participating in a study, or joining a Research Interest Group.
  • Explore a particular area of psychology in depth by completing an optional thesis project.
  • Pursue careers in a diverse range of fields such as media development, human resources management, policy analysis, conflict mediation, rehabilitation counselling, addictions support, assessment and treatment of young offenders, and learning disability support; or complete advanced studies in psychology, medicine, law, nutrition and health, speech pathology and audiology, education or business.