Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Interested in the natural sciences? Want to study basic psychological mechanisms and the biological bases of behaviour?
Put your education to work
Study how people think, feel, and behave. Use your knowledge to solve real-world problems.
A psychology degree prepares you with the skills and training to pursue a wide range of fields. You might enter the civil service, the non-profit sector, or the business world. Use your degree as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree. Or prepare for an advanced graduate degree leading to a career in clinical psychology, academia, research or organizational consulting.
- BSc / BSc Honours in Psychology
- Minor in Psychology
- Minor in Speech-Language Sciences for Psychology Majors
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Skills to set you on the path to success
Where will you go with your training? A psychology degree will ground you in skills and knowledge that will open up your world. Find out what you'll learn.
Explore the comprehensive Program Learning Outcomes.
Understand the science of psychology
Key concepts and approaches
Biological, psychological, and social bases of behaviour and thought processes
Historical trends and recent advances
- Cultural origins and boundaries of psychological science
Learn problem solving
- Think critically
- Use relevant sources of scientific knowledge
- Contribute to knowledge and problem solving
Work with data
- Understand research methods
- Create and carry out your own research questions
- Analyze and communicate
Develop communication skills
Write for scientific and non-scientific audiences
Explain concepts and ideas
Contribute to groups
Work with information and research
Find and interpret sources
Assess relevance and validity
Read, analyze and communicate
Understand and apply ethics in a diverse world
Identify action and policy issues
- Social justice and social change
Recognize different perspectives that apply to ethical dilemmas
Apply knowledge and skills
Generate solutions using principles
Understand the practical uses of psychological concepts and methods
Transfer learning to new situations
Understand and support diversity
- Recognize one’s biases
Describe cultural differences
- Seek out diverse voices and ways of knowing
Riley Brandt, UCalgary