Psychology BA

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Psychology BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 7,046 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 27,282

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Ryerson University’s BA degree program in Psychology is not just a preparation for a career, but also a window into a complex and ever changing field for study. The study of Psychology is an excellent choice for anyone who needs to now more about the workings of the human mind, or anyone who wants to really understand the science which underlies how individuals think, feel and behave – or even misbehave.

    The study of psychology is complex and multifaceted. Therefore, this degree will provide you with a solid background in the theories and methodologies of modern psychology. In addition it will give you experience conducting experiments, projects and other empirical work. This will give you a solid basis for a graduate education in the field, if you so desire.  

    This program is one of many at Ryerson which share a common first year curriculum. This makes it easy to switch between degree programs before you enter into your second year. 

    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 4 years of full time study.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Academic Writing and Research
    • Biological Psychology
    • Child Development
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Critical Thinking I
    • History and Theory of Psychology
    • Introduction to Psychology I
    • Introduction to Psychology II
    • Psychological Disorders
    • Research Design and Qualitative Methods
    • Research Methods and Statistics I
    • Research Methods and Statistics II
    • Social Psychology

    Elective and Optional Modules Include:

    • The Psychology of Music
    • The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
    • Sport, Exercise and Performance
    • Sport, Exercise and Performance
    • Sleep
    • Sensory and Perceptual Processes
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Psychology of Health and Health Care
    • Psychology of Addictions
    • Psychology and Law
    • Psychological Testing
    • Prejudice and Discrimination
    • Human Sexuality
    • Human Memory
    • Human Brain Circuitry
    • Gender Issues in Psychology
    • Evolutionary Psychology
    • Environmental Psychology
    • Developmental Psychopathology
    • Developmental and Social Psychology
    • Death, Dying and Bereavement
    • Cross Cultural Psychology
    • Community Psychology
    • Cognition and Neuroscience
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Clinical and Health Psychology
    • Brain and Behaviour
    • Behaviour Modification
    • Advanced Seminar
    • Advanced Methods and Independent Study
    • Adult Development
    • Adjustment, Stress and Coping

    Learning And Teaching

    Ryerson University of relies upon many standard teaching techniques. These are chosen with the subject matter in mind, but will almost always include formal lectures, interactive tutorials and skills sessions as well as seminar and / or laboratory classes. Remember that Ryerson is a major research university, and you will be able to contribute to these programs yourself in later years.

    The Psychology program in particular stresses communication, critical thinking, and experience in research both as a participant and as an assistant.

    Career Possibilities

    Many of Ryerson’s Psychology students have gone on to graduate school or PhD level studies, or have attained professional qualifications. Some have joined academic or research institutions, set themselves up in private practice, or taken careers in the public or not for profit sectors. .  

    You’ll also have learned about perception, learning, cognition and social psychology and gained skills which could lead to a career in Sales, Marketing or in a completely unrelated field. 

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have graduated from a Canadian or overseas secondary school with an average of 70% or better, or the international equivalent.

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

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