Psychology BA / BSc

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Psychology BA / BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 3,700 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 20,600

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Concordia University’s Psychology program can be taken as a BA or as a BSc. Each has a different course load and focus, and the decision of which type of degree to pursue should be reached only after discussing your options with the university’s helpful academic advisors.

    You’ll learn about the processes in human and animal brains which underlie thought, emotion and behaviour, and come to understand how different organism grow and develop mentally and psychologically. You’ll learn how living beings form and process memories and learn skills, how they perceive the world around them, and learn to communicate with others.

    The psychology degree program is available as a 66 credit Honours degree, a 60 credit specialisation, or a 42 credit major. In addition to the BA and BSc programs, Concordia offers many other graduate and undergraduate programs designed to lead to careers in business, science, education or the health professions.

    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 program is typically delivered over three or four years at full time. If your academic background is sufficient, you can enter directly into the program’s second of four years.

    Psychology Modules Include:

    • Fundamentals of Personality
    • Fundamentals of Social Psychology
    • Fundamentals of Lifespan Development
    • Fundamentals of Psychopathology
    • Fundamentals of Health Psychology
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Fundamentals of Learning
    • Evolutionary Foundations of Psychology
    • Fundamentals of Sensation and Perception
    • Fundamentals of Cognition
    • Self in Social Context
    • Emotion
    • Cultural Psychology
    • Culture, Development, and the Self
    • Psychometrics and Individual Differences
    • Current Issues in Personality
    • Social and Cultural Advanced Issues
    • Infancy
    • Childhood Development
    • Adolescent Development
    • Aging
    • Developmental Psychopathology
    • Developmental Advanced Issues
    • Psychopathology: Mood, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders
    • Psychopathology: Schizophrenia and Neurocognitive Disorders
    • Psychopathology: Behaviour Regulation Disorders
    • Psychological Intervention Models
    • Hypnosis and Dissociation
    • Human Neuropsychology
    • Stress
    • Current Issues in Health Psychology
    • Clinical Advanced Issues
    • Neurobiology of Drug Abuse and
    • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
    • Neurobiology of Sensation and
    • Neurobiology of Motivated Behaviour
    • Hormones and Behaviour

    Learning And Teaching

    Concordia University relies on a mixture of innovative and traditional teaching methods to convey each module. The exact nature varies from subject to subject and from lecturer to lecturer, but will be chosen to best convey the content and to make what you learn as broadly applicable as possible.

    The Psychology program also features Co-operative education options. It also features extensive research and practical skills workshops as well as psychological testing content.

    Career Possibilities

    Concordia’s Psychology programs were designed to make you employable in a wide range of academic, commercial and health-focused roles. What you’ll be qualified for depends on the degree pathway you take. Those who graduate with Honours or Specialisation degrees most often go on to graduate programs or professional training in medicine or counselling. Psychology Majors and Minors often go on to careers in teaching, personnel management, business, social work, education, music therapy or art.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a BA or BSc degree.

    Students must typically have completed a Canadian secondary education or the international equivalent. It should include some advanced maths and or Science content.  More details can be found here.  

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

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