The Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies combined program is offered jointly through the Department of Psychology and Department of Women’s Studies to give students an opportunity to explore topics from both areas.
A psychology degree can help you answer such questions as 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 psychology 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.
Women’s and Gender Studies courses look below the surface of things. We question everyday assumptions and challenge you to think differently about yourself and the world. Students say Women’s and Gender Studies is the perfect double major. We focus on issues that matter to you. You will explore how gender, race, sexuality and other social identities shape all aspects of everyday life—from the music you enjoy, to the films you watch, to your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.
Minimum Admission Average: 70%
ENG4U is required.