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Course offerings by area of Psychology

Not all psychology course offerings appear on this website. See the undergraduate calendar for the full listing of offerings.

Those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology are required to gain a broad perspective of the discipline rather than specializing in any one area of Psychology. However, there is some flexibility within the degree requirements to tailor course selections towards your particular interests.

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Clinical Psychology

Examples of relevant courses:

  • PSYCH 236 - A Psychological Analysis of Human Sexuality
  • PSYCH 257/257R - Psychopathology
  • PSYCH 317 - Child Psychopathology
  • PSYCH 334R - Theories of Individual Counselling
  • PSYCH 335 - Developmental Neuroscience
  • PSYCH 336 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PSYCH 356/356R - Personality
  • PSYCH 397 - Research in Personality and Clinical Psychology
  • PSYCH 451 - Honours Seminar - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • PSYCH 457 - Honours Seminar in Personality and Clinical Psychology
  • PSYCH 492 - Psychological Measurement: Foundations of Research and Practice

For course descriptions, go to the undergraduate calendar.

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Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology

Examples of relevant courses:

  • PSYCH 207 - Cognitive Processes
  • PSYCH/PHIL 256 - Introduction to Cognitive Science (offered by the Philosophy Department)
  • PSYCH 261 - Physiological Psychology
  • PSYCH 306 - Perception
  • PSYCH 307 - Human Neuropsychology
  • PSYCH 335 - Developmental Neuroscience
  • PSYCH 372 - Environmental Psychology
  • PSYCH 392 - Research in Human Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYCH 396 - Research in Behavioural Neuroscience
  • PSYCH 398 - Research in Memory
  • PSYCH 420 - Introduction to Computational Neuroscience Methods
  • PSYCH/PHIL 447 - Seminar in Cognitive Science (offered by the Philosophy Department)
  • PSYCH 461 - Honours Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYCH 492 - Psychological Measurement: Foundations of Research and Practice

For course descriptions, go to the undergraduate calendar.

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Cognitive Psychology

Examples of relevant courses:

  • PSYCH 207 - Cognitive Processes
  • PSYCH/PHIL 256 - Introduction to Cognitive Science (offered by the Philosophy Department)
  • PSYCH 306 - Perception
  • PSYCH 308 - Psychology of Reading
  • PSYCH 361 - Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology
  • PSYCH 394 - Research in Cognition and Perception
  • PSYCH 398 - Research in Memory
  • PSYCH/PHIL 447 - Seminar in Cognitive Science (offered by the Philosophy Department)
  • PSYCH 458 - Honours Seminar in Cognition
  • PSYCH 492 - Psychological Measurement: Foundations of Research and Practice

For course descriptions, go to the undergraduate calendar.

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Developmental Psychology

Examples of relevant courses:

  • PSYCH 211 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH 212/212R - Educational Psychology
  • PSYCH 213R - Exceptional Children
  • PSYCH 218 - Psychology of Death and Dying
  • PSYCH 312/312R - Learning Disabilities
  • PSYCH 314 - Cognitive Development
  • PSYCH 315 - Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSYCH 316 - Pragmatic Language Development
  • PSYCH 317 - Child Psychopathology
  • PSYCH 318 - Psychosexual Organization
  • PSYCH 319 - Problem Behaviour in the Classroom
  • PSYCH 320 - Language Development
  • PSYCH 335 - Developmental Neuroscience
  • PSYCH 393 - Research in Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH 453 - Honours Seminar in Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH 454 - Honours Seminar in Educational Psychology
  • PSYCH 466 - Emergent Literacy
  • PSYCH 492 - Psychological Measurement: Foundations of Research and Practice

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Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Examples of relevant courses:

  • PSYCH 238 - Organizational Behaviour (formerly PSYCH 338)
  • PSYCH 339 - Personnel Psychology
  • PSYCH 340 - Training and Development
  • PSYCH 342 - Psychology of Groups and Teams
  • PSYCH 399 - Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYCH 439 - Negotiation in the Workplace: Theory and Practice
  • PSYCH 462 - Honours Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYCH 467 - Human Resources Apprenticeship
  • PSYCH 492 - Psychological Measurement: Foundations of Research and Practice

For course descriptions, go to the undergraduate calendar.

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Courses in Human Resources Management

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Social Psychology

Examples of relevant courses:

  • PSYCH 253/253R - Social Psychology
  • PSYCH 349R - Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PSYCH 350 - Political Psychology
  • PSYCH 352 - Culture and Psychology
  • PSYCH 353 - Social Cognition
  • PSYCH 354/354R - Interpersonal Relations
  • PSYCH 355 - Intergroup Relations
  • PSYCH 395 - Research in Social Psychology
  • PSYCH 455 - Honours Seminar in Social Psychology
  • PSYCH 459 - Honours Seminar - Close Relationships
  • PSYCH 492 - Psychological Measurement: Foundations of Research and Practice

For course descriptions, go to the undergraduate calendar.

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Additional course opportunities e.g., experiential learning

The following courses require application forms for enrolment:

  • PSYCH 264/464 (Research Apprenticeship): unpaid apprenticeship in a psychology research lab for one academic term.
  • PSYCH 465 (Applied Apprenticeship): a weekly seminar component plus an unpaid apprenticeship in an applied setting (other than human resources) in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
  • PSYCH 467 (Human Resources Apprenticeship): a weekly seminar component plus an unpaid apprenticeship in a human resources setting in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
  • PSYCH 480 through 480 (Directed Studies): If we do not offer the psychology course that you are looking for and/or you are interested in gaining more research experience, consider taking a directed studies course.
  • PSYCH 499A/B/C:  The honours thesis is an optional course for those who have a strong interest in conducting original research and wish to gain greater experience in research design, data analysis and interpretation.

Last updated: February 2, 2016