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Psychology (BA)

 brantford | Also available in waterloo

As a psychology student, you’ll study all aspects of human behaviour and mental processes, from an individual’s personality to group dynamics, and from an infant’s cry to a teenager’s thrill-seeking antics. Our Psychology program at the Brantford campus delves into these behaviours and processes, as well as how groups, individuals, external environments and society can affect them.

Topics you may study in-depth include learning, perception, cognition, and abnormal and community psychology.

Students drawn to psychology typically have an intrinsic interest in people and their relationships. Field placements can provide you with practical experience in community settings like daycare centres, educational institutions, community centres and human-service agencies.

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Program Highlights

  • Psychology students participate in Community Service-Learning (CSL), a mandatory component of developmental psychology courses. CSL will place you into service organizations within the Brantford community, such as a soup kitchen, a psychiatric ward or a facility for children with developmental problems – a great way for you to get real-world experience.
  • Our professors are not only accomplished researchers but also teachers who are excited to give you the education you need to pursue your goals.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Personality


  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • One of the following: 3M Functions, 3U Functions and Relations or any 4U mathematics at 60%.
  • English calculated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.


Our alumni demonstrate the breadth of careers available to psychology graduates:

  • Educational Assistant and Youth Care Worker
  • Social Worker, Ministry of Correctional Services
  • Crisis Worker, Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Program Coordinator, K-W Extend-A-Family
  • Youth Worker, Casatta Youth Detention Centre
  • Therapy Associate, Summit Centre For Autistic Children
  • Claims Adjudicator
  • Customs Officer, Pearson International Airport
  • Law Clerk
  • Assistant Merchandising Manager
  • National Human Resources Assistant

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