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.
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.
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.