Psychology BSc

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Psychology BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 19,799 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 49,259

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Psychology is the study of the mind and human behaviour. A deep understanding of the way people behave is in high demand in a many industries today, across all economic sectors. Waterloo University’s Psychology BSc program will give you the insight you need to begin a career in marketing or human resource management, to found a professional career, or to continue your studies to the Masters or even PhD level. 

    UWaterloo’s Psychology Department has more than 42 faculty members specialising in five major areas of the field (Social, Organisational, Developmental Cognitive and Clinical Psychology) as well as Cognitive Neuroscience. It also boasts some of the best facilities in the nation.

    You can further differentiate your degree by adding one or more minor fields of study. You’ll also have access to plenty of paid co-operative study opportunities. This is a chance to graduate with relevant, real world experience under your belt, and should not be missed! 

    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.

    Modules Include:

    • A Psychological Analysis of Human Sexuality
    • Child Psychopathology
    • Cognitive Processes
    • Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • Culture and Psychology
    • Developmental Neuroscience
    • Environmental Psychology
    • Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology
    • Honours Seminar – Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
    • Honours Seminar – Close Relationships
    • Honours Seminar in Cognition
    • Honours Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Honours Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • Honours Seminar in Personality and Clinical Psychology
    • Honours Seminar in Social Psychology
    • Human Neuropsychology
    • Human Resources Apprenticeship
    • Intergroup Relations
    • Interpersonal Relations
    • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
    • Introduction to Cognitive Science 
    • Introduction to Computational Neuroscience Methods
    • Negotiation in the Workplace: Theory and Practice
    • Perception
    • Personality
    • Physiological Psychology
    • Political Psychology
    • Psychological Measurement: Foundations of Research and Practice
    • Psychological Measurement: Foundations of Research and Practice
    • Psychology of Reading
    • Psychopathology
    • Research in Behavioural Neuroscience
    • Research in Cognition and Perception
    • Research in Human Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • Research in Memory
    • Research in Personality and Clinical Psychology
    • Research in Social Psychology
    • Seminar in Cognitive Science
    • Social Cognition
    • Social Psychology
    • Theories of Individual Counselling

    Learning And Teaching

    The University of Waterloo’s Psychology program is delivered primarily through lectures, tutorials and seminars, though you will participate in skills workshops and special events as well. Some modules may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs. 

    All of Waterloo’s degree programs focus in ‘the three Es’, Education, Experience and Employment. They include extensive work based and co-operative education options which yield valuable hand-on experience and improve neatly any CV. 

    Career Possibilities

    This degree will prepare you well for a wide range of roles, or for an academic career including a master’s and perhaps PhD degree. Graduates have entered training programs for careers in Behavioural Science Technology, Communication Disorders, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Marketing Management and Social Services roles. 

    UWaterloo Psychology students have gone on to become Communication Sciences Specialists, Criminologists, Educators, Legal Professionals, Marriage and Family Therapists, Medical Professionals, Psychologists, Social Workers and Speech Pathologists.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a high school program at a Canadian secondary school, or the international equivalent. Great weight will be given to the GPA earned by your final year.

    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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