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Psychology (BA)

Is It for You?

Why do we think, feel and behave the way we do? Psychology is central to our understanding of human behaviour, from our biological foundations to our social processes. This undergraduate program provides learning opportunities and research experience in many fields within psychology including cognition, abnormal psychology, statistics, gender and sexuality, health, human development, law, and sensation and perception.

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.

 Faculty
Faculty of Arts

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts

 Grade Range
82-88%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Co-op Option
No

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Andrew Brankley
“It’s really a perfect location. The students can do their courses, and be involved in their research – but then they can also walk down the street and be involved in community mental health.”

Half-classroom, half-hospital: Psychology students learn to treat patients next door at the St. Michael’s Hospital Family Health Team Clinic

Distinctive Learning

Critical thinking and communication skills; involvement as a research participant or as a volunteer research assistant; optional thesis project.

After Graduation

Use a broad range of transferable skills, ranging from communication, critical thinking, and analysis and interpersonal skills, problem solving, data handling, and academic writing. Establish a career in a wide variety of areas and settings including addictions and mental health, counselling, young offender support, social work, human resources, business, education and research institutions. Pursue graduate studies in many areas of psychology or advanced studies in areas such as medicine, law, health, social work and business.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,641 - $7,856
International Fees Range: $25,989 - $26,039

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

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