Psychology (BSc)

Gain insights into the human brain and human behaviour by studying the biological aspects of psychology. Take complementary Health Studies courses to enhance your understanding of mental and physical well-being.

Apply your knowledge in a variety of careers in health and medicine, including biomedical sciences or pharmaceuticals, or further your studies in psychology and neuroscience graduate programs. Combine this program with courses in Criminology, Leadership, or Youth and Children’s Studies.

Pursue a minor in Physical Forensics to learn more about the biological science of DNA analysis, trace evidence and toxicology.


Apply Your Learning

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.

Here are just a few examples of the experiences you’ll have access to in the Psychology (BSc) program:

Check out the Psychology Experience and Career Guide.


2022 graduates who secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies


Laurier ranks in the top 6 percent of universities worldwide*


students who gained hands-on learning experiences at Laurier in 2022

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Format: full time or part time      Duration: four years     Start: September (fall term) or January (winter term)     OUAC code: UPT

Your Path to Medical School


Get one step closer to your medical school dreams at Laurier!

Our pathway agreement with American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) means you’re automatically granted an admissions interview to the AUC School of Medicine if you meet all academic requirements. Upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to write exams to practice medicine in Canada, the UK or the United States.

Program Options and Courses

Options and Minors

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

  • Physical Forensics Minor
  • Health Studies Minor
  • Criminology
  • Computer Science Minor
  • Business Technology Management 

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

Health Studies Integration

Students enrolled at the Brantford campus have access to courses offered by the Department of Health Studies that complement the BSc in Psychology, such as:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Pathophysiology
  • Human Pharmacology
  • Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology

Sample First-Year Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology I and II
  • Foundations for Community Engagement and Service
  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • Unifying Life Processes
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II
  • Information Processing with Microcomputer Systems
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences
  • Introduction to Physical Geography 

Sample Upper-Year Courses

  • Drugs and Behaviour
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Introduction to Neuropsychology
  • Research In Cognitive Neuroscience

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Community Service-Learning


Community Service-Learning (CSL) courses at Laurier integrate service in the community with what you are learning in your classes. Placements are approximately 10 weeks and take place on a weekly basis from the second week of classes to the final week, typically for two hours per week.

CSL placements consist of volunteering at a local community service, such as a soup kitchen or a children's treatment centre. It’s a great way to apply classroom knowledge and gain practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, develop your network, and graduate with experience.

Interested? Learn more about Community Service-Learning.

Tuition and Scholarships

Getting a university education is an investment in your future.

At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.


"While studying at the Brantford campus, I got to know all of my professors personally. I really enjoyed how approachable and friendly my professors were. I completed a research project and felt so supported to pursue my interests."

Emily Struthers, Psychology graduate

Your Career Awaits

It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.

Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • addictions counsellor
  • clinical psychologist
  • community agency director
  • lawyer/paralegal
  • psychometrist
  • speech-language pathologist

Explore more careers.

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

Brantford Campus

The Brantford campus is woven into the downtown core of the City of Brantford and is home to more than 3,000 students. Close to great walking and biking trails, you get the best of both worlds.

There are many ways to tour our Brantford campus, whether that's on a guided tour with one of our Laurier student ambassadors, on your own using virtual reality, or even on-demand through one of our pre-recorded tours. See our campus spaces and start to picture yourself at Laurier.

"I enjoyed the incorporation of Community Service-Learning (CSL) courses. These courses allowed me to work with community partners and apply what I was learning in class to a real-life setting. They were also very rewarding experiences on a personal level, and I received amazing references from them."

Emily Weatherhead, Psychology graduate

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