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Psychology (BA)

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

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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 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. A psychology degree equips you with in-demand abilities such as critical thinking and communication skills, and this program provides further opportunities to become involved as a research participant or assistant, or complete an optional thesis project. You will be prepared for success across many fields.

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

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What You Need to Know

 Faculty
Faculty of Arts

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts

 Grade Range
83-88%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Experiential Learning
Research option

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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.

Tuition and Fees 2019/2020

Domestic Fees Range: $7,046 - $7,126
International Fees Range: $27,282 - $27,627

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Academic Requirements

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.

After Graduation

You will have a broad range of transferable skills ranging from communication, critical thinking, and analysis and interpersonal skills, problem solving, data handling and academic writing. You’ll be able to establish a career in a wide variety of areas and settings including addictions and mental health, counselling, young offender support, social work, business, and education. You may work as a human resources consultant, research assistant, behavioural scientist, crisis counsellor, counselling services coordinator, employment counsellor, mental health educator, or student success advisor. Students may also choose to pursue graduate studies in many areas of psychology or advanced studies in areas such as medicine, law, health, social work or business.

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