Psychology is the study of human and animal behaviour and the neural mechanisms controlling this behaviour. As a science, psychology strives to learn information about behaviour through observation and experimentation.
As a profession, psychology promotes human welfare through personal counselling and treatment of behaviour problems. Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour. A solid background in general psychology is required before you can specialize in one area such as neuropsychological, clinical, cognitive or social psychology.
The Department of Psychology is the largest in the Maritime region. We have over 30 faculty members with interests that include virtually every area in psychology and excellent facilities for undergraduates.
- Undergraduate teaching laboratories with individual research cubicles to accommodate undergraduate research projects.
- A computer-equipped Learning Resource Centre for students taking introductory psychology.
- A computer laboratory for students in Minor, Major and Honours Programs with a wide variety of software and direct linkages to the library and the main University computers.
- A resource centre for Major and Honours students providing a location for students to study and access course reference material.
- Active researchers working in one of the best-equipped departments in Canada to support and direct student research projects.
Interested in a 20-Credit BSc degree with a Major or an Honours in Psychology? Our student guidebooks detail all you need to know about program requirements.
Are you an incoming student wanting to know what to expect from Psychology? Our Programs at a Glance pages provide an overview - including year-by-year course selection and possible career opportunities.