Developmental Psychology (Honours)

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychology is concerned with both physical and psychological changes throughout life—from conception until death. 

  • Opportunities to participate in research projects and to apply classroom skills through involvement in community organizations
  • Fourth-year students can apply to participate in the Developmental Psychology Practicum to review learning-based behaviour change strategies and apply them in community placements
Program Description
Developmental Psychology is a specialized Psychology program that focuses on child, adolescent, and adult development. Courses emphasize different developmental periods and characteristics of both typical and atypical development over the lifespan.
The four-year Honours BA in Developmental Psychology program is ideal for you if you are interested in pursuing such non-psychology professional degrees as education, social work, or speech-language pathology.
The four-year Honours BA in Developmental Psychology with Thesis program will prepare you to apply for MA and PhD degrees in psychology. 

Minimum Admission Average: 70%

Ontario Secondary School graduates require six Grade 12 U or M courses, including Grade 12 U English.

Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.

Experiential Learning
Students can apply to participate in a supervised practicum course in learning-based behaviour change strategies. You will practice behavioural assessment and systematic remediation of clinical problems through application of operant techniques in community placements.

Developmental Psychology: 

Graduate or certificate programs leading to careers such as:

  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Child care
  • Elder care
  • Health care and community agencies

Developmental Psychology with Thesis:

Graduate study in psychology (MA and PhD degrees) leading to such careers as:

  • Child psychologist in private practice or an organization
  • Child psychology
  • Psychology teaching (with additional studies)
  • Research and practice in university
  • Government
  • Health and social services
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