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Psychology (BA)

Psychology (BA)

brantford  brantford | Also available in waterloo

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Develop a solid understanding of why people think, feel and behave in the ways that they do.

In our Psychology program, you will learn the principles of human behaviour and the roles that genetics, personality, social factors, external environments and cultural differences have in influencing these behaviours.

Forensic Psychology Specialization

A direct-entry Forensic Psychology Specialization is available to enhance your degree and add to your credentials. You'll take additional specialized courses in forensic psychology and criminology, exploring how psychology can help us better understand crime, criminals, victims and the law.

Program Highlights

  • 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.
  • 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 Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range of mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • One of the following: 3M Functions, 3U Functions & Relations or any 4U Mathematics at 60%.
  • English calculated in admission average.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.


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
  • Policing
  • Forensic Psychology Specialization

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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