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 the scientific exploration of the human mind, of motivation, of emotion and of how we perceive and understand our world. It can be as physical as the study of the nervous system and the mechanisms which allow neurons to communicate or as abstract as the study of the rules governing social systems.

    University of Winnipeg’s BA program in Psychology will see you studying all of the disciplines parts at a basic level, before choosing one or more in which to specialise. These sub-fields include:

    • social psychology
    • psychological research methods
    • physiological psychology
    • personality
    • perception
    • learning
    • developmental psychology
    • cognition
    • abnormal psychology

    This degree program can be taken as a 3 year BSc, a 4 year BA, or as a 4 year Honours BA suitable for progression into graduate level studies. It can lead to further studies in Psychology, Health Care Delivery, Nursing, Medicine, Social Services, public administration, speech pathology or even business.

    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.

    Psychology Modules Include:

    • Topics in Social Psychology
    • Topics in Psychology
    • Topics in Personality
    • Topics in Perception
    • Topics in Human Learning and Memory
    • Topics in Developmental Psychology
    • Topics in Cognitive Psychology
    • Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
    • The Psychology of Sex and Gender
    • Social Psychology I & II
    • Social Development
    • Research Seminar in Social Psychology
    • Psychology I & II
    • Psychological Issues in Historical
    • Psychological Approaches to Social Issues
    • Psycholinguistics
    • Perspective
    • Personality Psychology
    • Perception
    • Organizational Leadership and Decision
    • Making
    • Introductory Psychology
    • Introduction to Research Methods
    • Introduction to Educational Psychology
    • Introduction to Data Analysis
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Intermediate Research Design and Data
    • Honours Thesis
    • Fundamentals
    • Freud: On Society and Culture
    • Freud: On Personality and Clinical Practice
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology I & II
    • Culture and Psychology
    • Cognitive Processes
    • Cognitive Development
    • Analysis
    • An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
    • Advanced Reading and Research In Psychology
    • Adult Psychology
    • Adolescent Psychology

    Learning And Teaching

    University of Winnipeg relies on both standard and innovative teaching techniques to convey the content of this degree. These typically include small scale lectures, tutorials and interactive skills sessions as well as seminar style classes. It is a heavily research-focused school, and you will be able to contribute to these programs even at the undergraduate level.

    The Psychology program includes access to specialised modules which can help you build a specialisation in nearly any aspect of the field.

    Career Possibilities

    Many UWinnipeg Psychology graduates have gone on to graduate studies, professional programs and eventually to PhD level work. This path is particularly attractive to those who took the program as an Honours BA. Many who opted for the 3 year degree will go immediately into the job market, seeking out rewarding roles in public administration, business, social service delivery, law enforcement or speech pathology. Others study for careers in education, nursing or even medicine.

    Entry & Credit

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

     Applicants must typically have completed a Canadian secondary school education or the international equivalent.   

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

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