Psychology BA & BSc


Delve into the powerful innerworkings of the human mind. Explore how it works and how it affects behavior. Analyze the emotions and motivations of individuals and groups. Learn what makes us human and how the principles of psychology can be used to improve life.

Why study Psychology at the University of Guelph?



Join a department housing top academics who are conducting world-class research using cutting-edge technology. Get involved by volunteering in labs or participating in studies.

Learn from renowned faculty and award-winning teachers who are experts in areas of clinical, social and organizational/industrial psychology and neuroscience.

Get hands-on experience through courses focused on experiential learning and developing transferable skills such as critical thinking and interpersonal communication. Choose a co-op option to get even more first-hand experience.

Join the student-run Psychology Society and share in events and activities with fellow students, profs and others who have similar interests and career goals.


Bachelor of Arts

Gain a broad understanding of psychological theory and methodology that will prepare you for your chosen career or to pursue graduate studies in psychology.

Declare psychology as your major or minor (co-op optional) or as an area of concentration in the BA general program. Choose an independent study or undergraduate honours thesis option to add to your learning experience.

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Issues in Child Development
  • Memory and Attention
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Minds, Brains and Machines
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Sensation and Perception


"The program has made me realize how universal the field of psychology is and how it can be applied to many aspects of the workforce and everyday life. I’ve enjoyed the interactive learning component."
— Vanessa Winiarz, Psychology Student


Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Develop an advanced knowledge of the function and structure of the brain and nervous system. Benefit from this collaborative program that includes courses in chemistry, biology, biomedical sciences, physics and psychology. Choose an independent study or undergraduate honours thesis option to add to your learning experience.

  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Critical Thinking in the Health Sciences
  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Human Physiology
  • Physics for Life Sciences
  • Principles of Pharmacology

Meet Your Professor

Benefit from the expertise and individual attention of your instructors. The Department of Psychology faculty is comprised of acclaimed researchers and teachers who pride themselves on being available to you.


Take the Next Step

Start the application process and explore options for funding your education.

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Department of Psychology