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BA in Psychology


Honours B.A. in Psychology 

Course Sequence | French Immersion

Joint Honours B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics

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Psychology is the science specializing in the understanding of human behaviour and mental processes. The School of Psychology offers two programs that give undergraduate students the opportunity to take part in academic research projects providing them with privileged insight into the many facets of the discipline.

The BA in Psychology deals with the fundamentals of psychology, with a particular focus on how we learn, communicate and interact with one another. The program prepares you for graduate studies in experimental psychology, clinical psychology, health sciences, education or administration.

General admission requirements

Province Prerequisites Admission averages
Ontario English or Français 4U ± 75 %
Quebec – CEGEP English (603) or Français (601) ± 65 %
Quebec – Secondary V English or Français 84 %
Camille Gourgues

Camille Gourgues is passionate about her psychology courses. She is especially interested in the relationship between psychology and linguistics. She hopes to become a speech therapist.

Program highlights

  • The School of Psychology serves as a national and international reference point in psychology. It is characterized by its openness to other disciplines, its strategic directions to meet future needs in the field, and its commitment to bilingualism.
  • Researchers, professors, and students are often involved in community-focused projects that have real-world applications in everyday life
  • Students can take part in labs and courses that feature a low student-to-teacher ratio, thus facilitating active participation and individualized learning.
  • Our two psychology programs are designed to encourage undergraduate students to take part in academic research projects, giving them a privileged look into the diversity of the discipline while helping them make an informed decision about pursuing studies in psychology at the graduate level.
  • We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration: it is not uncommon for our students and professors to be working with colleagues from other faculties (Science, Medicine, Health Sciences and Arts).

Career opportunities

  • Child development specialist1
  • Teacher (requires a BEd)
  • Clinical psychologist2
  • Research psychologist2

1May require additional studies.

2Requires doctoral studies.

Course examples

International opportunities

This program provides students with international opportunities as of their third year of study.

Graduate Study Opportunities

  • MA(Ed) or MEd with concentration in Counselling Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Couple Counselling and Spirituality (Saint Paul University)
  • MA in Counselling and Spirituality (Saint Paul University)
  • Doctorate (PhD) with Specialization in Clinical Psychology
  • Doctorate (PhD) with Specialization in Experimental Psychology


Camille Gourgues


“The cognitive sciences allow us to understand how we organize objects in our brains, for example. To me, it’s specially fascinating that a bilingual individual must stock twice as many words as a unilingual person, while taking into account very distinct language structures. Thanks to the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), I got to work closely with researchers like Prof. Fennell who specializes in language acquisition in infants.

Camille Gourgues, student

Maria Rogers

“Research in child psychopathology allows me to explore what happens inside the minds of the beautiful and mysterious creatures we call children. How do they learn? How do they form relationships with us? How do we help them when their development goes awry?”

Maria Rogers, professor


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