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Psychology (BA)

 brantford | Also available in waterloo

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and mental processes with the goal of understanding why people think, feel and behave in the ways that they do. In our Psychology program, you’ll learn about the roles that genetics, personality, social factors, external environments, cultural differences and societal context have in influencing these behaviours and processes. During your undergrad, you will develop a solid understanding of the principles of human behaviour and be able to apply these principles in a responsible, engaged way.

In Brantford, the opportunity to work one-on-one with research-active faculty and community will allow to apply in class knowledge to real-world experiences. We also offer a direct-entry Forensic Psychology Specialization, which provides a broad overview of psychology with an added focus on the role of psychology in the criminal justice system.

Info for Current Students


Program Highlights

  • View the Psychology experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • Psychology students participate in Community Service-Learning (CSL) placements where you volunteer at a service organizations within the Brantford community, such as a soup kitchen or a facility for children.
  • Our professors are accomplished researchers and teachers who are excited to give you the education you need to pursue your goals.
  • New in September 2017: You can take a direct-entry Forensic Psychology Specialization to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Clinical Psychology


  • 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, including requirements for transfer students, 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.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Criminology
  • Youth and Children's Studies
  • Health Studies
  • Forensic Psychology Specialization

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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