Developmental Psychology (Honours)

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. 

Course Descriptions - Psychology

Faculty - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department - Psychology

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Mean admission average of 80%
  • 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

Experimental 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.

Career Tracks

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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Developmental Psychology (Honours)

Developmental Psychology (Honours with Thesis)

Developmental Psychology (Combined Honours)

Developmental Psychology (Combined Honours with Thesis)

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