Psychology program review

The Department's...faculty are world-class, and the Department has succeeded in recruiting a bright, energetic, and collegial group of young scholars... Both undergraduate and graduate students show clear evidence of academic achievement due to a well-developed curriculum and abundant opportunities for research involvement. A large and well-functioning co-operative education program helps to bridge the scholarly aspects of the discipline with its practical aspects, and to help launch students into successful careers in a range of fields. The academic programs and scholarly efforts of the faculty are clearly focused on addressing a wide range of pressing social needs, and serve the province and the country well.

Last undergraduate program review, 2010

Feedback from faculty colleagues

Faculty colleagues at other universities indicate that UWaterloo graduates with a Bachelor's degree in Honours Psychology are exceptionally trained and very well-prepared to engage in more advanced studies in psychology.

Feedback from students

Waterloo’s psychology program has been a tremendous opportunity! The classroom experience has provided me with some valuable skills and knowledge, but this merely sets a foundation for the opportunities available. Working in the psychology laboratories as a research assistant has been a remarkable experience for me! I’ve been mentored by some amazing faculty and graduate students who routinely encourage idea sharing and research collaboration. What I appreciate most is the faculty’s passion and enthusiasm for their research material.

Brianna Lock, Honours Psychology program

I learned a lot in my time at Waterloo. Psychology offers a wide variety of classes for every interest from neurobiology to political psychology and the psychological roots of the nature of evil. Through my co-op and research assistant positions I was able to decide if research or industry was the road for my future, an invaluable opportunity that very few schools offer.

Bethany Delleman, Honours Psychology and Arts and Business Co-op program

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