Psychology at Laurier is an energetic and research-intensive department of 31 full-time faculty members and about 1,200 undergraduate majors and 100 masters and PhD students. Our faculty members are strong researchers with external grant support and international reputations. Our graduate students have outstanding academic records and enthusiasm for research, and many are also externally funded by scholarships and grants. Our undergraduate programs provide comprehensive education and training in psychology and neuroscience while our graduate programs are designed to prepare you for careers in research and teaching, or for applied opportunities in various community and social agencies.
Psychology touches almost every aspect of our lives. As society has become more complex, psychology has assumed an increasingly important role in answering questions about our functioning, abilities, and behaviour. The Psychology undergraduate programs at Laurier are structured to ensure that students are exposed to the breadth of content that exists within the discipline while still permitting sufficient flexibility for students to pursue their own particular interests.
Undergraduate students also have the option to join one of our interdisciplinary programs in Psychology and Biology or Computer Science and Psychology. The strong science focus in these programs promotes the application of psychology across disciplines and offers you unique opportunities to explore developing fields.
We actively encourage and support an undergraduate student-run club that meets repeatedly throughout the year in both social and academic settings. For example, there is a “meet-the-prof” night that lets professors introduce themselves and their research and teaching interests to undergraduates, who then have an opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed, informal setting. The Psychology Society also sponsors guest speakers and provides opportunities for volunteer charity work.
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