Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) in Psychology
A psychology degree will help you answer many of life’s questions. What makes people think and act the way they do? What causes people to interact with each other in functional and dysfunctional ways? To what extent do our personality and environment influence our behaviour?
Our courses cover such topics as: memory, motivation, and decision making; how the attitudes and actions of other people influence us; the origins and treatment of mental illness; human development from birth to death; and the way our cultural backgrounds shape the way we think and behave.
Our large and small lectures, seminars, and discussion groups offer opportunities for active learning, and for participation in field settings.
The three-year General Psychology program provides a broad base of knowledge concerning many aspects of human behaviour and experience.
The four-year Honours Psychology program expands the knowledge base with advanced courses in various areas of psychology and prepares students to apply for nonpsychology professional degrees.
The four-year Honours Psychology with Thesis program provides advanced courses in various areas of psychology, as well as psychology research methods and statistics courses and a thesis in fourth year. This program prepares students to apply for MA and PhD degrees in psychology.
Minimum Admission Average: 70%
Mean Admission Average: 80%
Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.
We offer student involvement in such diverse areas of research as: addictions; basic cognition and neuroscience; child and adolescent mental health; developmental disabilities; aging; education; health; organizational culture; interpersonal violence; multiculturalism; psychotherapy; and personality.
In fourth year, you can apply to participate in a practicum that enables you to apply your psychology skills in community settings.
We collaborate with such community organizations as: The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism; the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association; the Multicultural Council of Windsor; Victim Services; the Windsor-Essex School Board; the Children’s Aid Society; Alive! Canada; the AIDS Committee of Windsor; the House of Sophrosyne; and the Windsor- Essex Health Unit.
Honours Psychology with Thesis:
Graduate studies in psychology leading to careers such as:
- Psychologist in private practice or working for an organization
- Psychology teaching (with additional studies)
- Research and practice in university
- Health and social services
Further studies in non-psychology professions:
- Social work
Careers in employment settings including:
- Business and industry
- Health care
- Community agencies
Employment in all fields involving interaction with the public and further education in social services-related diploma and certificate programs.