Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Psychology touches the daily lives of everyone and is therefore a perennially popular subject of study for students across many disciplines. Contemporary psychology is defined as the scientific study of behavioral and mental processes in human beings and other organisms. It examines the functioning of organisms in all their variety and complexity as they respond and adapt to the physical and social environments in which they are situated.

Students who major in Psychology at the undergraduate level will often seek employment in the helping professions or in the many occupations that require interaction with people, from professional child care worker to office manager. At the undergraduate level, students have the opportunity to study a number of areas in depth, focusing on normal and abnormal behavior from a variety of perspectives, including cognitive, developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic, social, and others. At the graduate level, we offer MSc and PhD degree programs in both Clinical Psychology and Experimental and Applied Psychology.

Our Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is fully accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. The next accreditation site visit is planned for the 2027-2028 academic year.