Psychology BA

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Psychology BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    Psychology is all about gaining a better understanding of human thought, behaviour and emotion in all of their complexity. It can be the foundation of many different careers, and offers insight for those who hope to become neuropsychologists, group dynamics counsellors, personality psychologists, clinical Psychologists, forensics specialists and specialists in both adult and child development.

    Brock University’s BA in Psychology is delivered by the Department of Psychology. You’ll have your choice of several different degree pathways, including a 4 year Honours BA, an 4 year BA with a Major in Psychology, a 3 year BA Pass Degree and a range of 20 credit programs designed to prepare you for admission to a professional or advanced degree program at Brock or elsewhere.

    You’ll study not just human behaviour but also communication, problem solving, team work, critical thinking, project management, data analysis and research design. These can becoe the foundation for almost any career in any field or industry.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 to 4 years of full time study.

    Psychology Modules Include:

    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Adolescent Development
    • Applied Social Psychology
    • Brain and Behaviour I & II
    • Classic Theories of Personality
    • Cognition
    • Comparative Psychology
    • Computer Data Analysis
    • Conflict, Contradictions and Development
    • Critical Thinking in Psychology
    • Directed Studies
    • Empirical Directed Studies
    • Facilitating Communication and Critical Thinking in Groups
    • Foundations of Psychology
    • Fundamentals of Social Psychology
    • Health Psychology
    • Human Evolutionary Psychology
    • Human Learning
    • Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
    • Introduction to Brain and Behaviour
    • Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Introduction to Psychology and Human Lifespan Development
    • Lifespan Development
    • Motivation and Emotion
    • Perception
    • Personality and Individual Differences
    • Psychological Research
    • Psychology of Aging
    • Psychology of Food and Eating
    • Psychology of Intergroup Behaviour
    • Psychology of Parenting
    • Roadmap to Careers in Psychology
    • Social Cognition
    • Statistics and Research Design in the Behavioural Sciences
    • The Development of Deception
    • Theories of Development and Socialization
    • Visual Perception From Eye to Brain

    Learning And Teaching

    Brock University relies on traditional teaching methods, of course. Large lecture classes, smaller interactive tutorials and seminars will be common, as well as clinical learning opportunities. This program is also heavily geared towards experiential learning.

    Credited experimental learning programs include:

    • Co-op degree programs
    • Placements and/or internships
    • Field courses (vocal, national, international)
    • Service learning courses
    • Creative or physical practice, performance, or exhibits
    • Consulting, entrepreneurship or design projects
    • Labs, simulations and experimentation

    Career Possibilities

    This degree can prepare you for a wide range of different careers, academic, commercial or public-facing, depending on your elective module and co-operative educational choices. In fact, 19 out of every 20 of Brock’s work study students are hired by their host organisation after graduation!

    Recent graduates of Brock’s Psychology programs have founded rewarding careers in:

    Business

    • human resources
    • sales and marketing
    • data analytics

    Education

    • teaching
    • early childhood education

    Health Care

    • research
    • psychological assessment
    • counselling
    • social work

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 or 4 year BA degree.

    Applicants to Brock’s Undergraduate programs should have a good Canadian secondary education behind them, or the international equivalent.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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