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Psychology (BA/BSc)

Graduate level research as an undergraduate
Psychology professor, Dr. Matti Saari, with former student Trudi Stickland. Trudi's Nipissing experience provided her an edge when applying to graduate school

Psychology covers a wide range of topics related to human behaviour, and course topics include: Early- and Late-Childhood or Adult Development; Cognitive Psychology; the Psychology of Work; Social Psychology; and Sports or Health Psychology. Clinical areas of study include: Psychopathology; Counselling; Tests and Measurement; or Childhood Disorders. Your studies can range from animal behaviour, where you will explore whether there are laws of behaviour that apply to all organisms, to studies of social decision-making or humour appreciation and the brain’s role in these evaluations. You may also choose to focus on theories about how humans behave and think. You can earn either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Psychology. Your professors have research expertise in areas that include aging and cognition, the psychology of art, work stress, autism, violence and victimization, psychological measurement, environmental psychology, and behavioural or cognitive neuroscience. You can conduct independent research as an undergraduate student, work in active research labs and participate in courses that have a service-learning component. You may also choose courses that qualify you to obtain a Certificate in Neuroscience alongside your BSc Psychology degree, or complete an honours research thesis. As a senior student, you may be selected as a Teaching Assistant, helping other undergraduates to learn in a laboratory setting. These hands-on experiences will give you a significant advantage if you plan to pursue graduate studies.

Nipissing's Psychology degree program is flexible and rewarding.  Students can choose a more flexible, social science-oriented program in Psychology, or select a more structured, scientific and research-focused BSc program.

Either way, students will benefit from an extensive list of psychology courses to choose from, many involving laboratory or practicum components. Our small class sizes work to our student's advantage. From the very start of your Nipissing experience, you will have the opportunity to study and work on research projects with award-winning professors.

Students learn valuable experimental psychology skills in research methodology, including data analysis, statistics and psychological measurement. Our psychology courses address topics such as motivation and emotion, personality disorders, clinical assessment, controversies in intelligence testing, developmental psychology, job satisfaction, psychological approaches to the creative arts and neuroanatomy.

Our psychology degree programs also provide the necessary foundation in basic psychological processes for later specialization in applied or clinical psychology.

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