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Value of a Bachelor's degree in psychology

Experiential learning

You'll have opportunities to study psychological theory in depth and to engage in hands-on research and data collection through participation in research methods courses, apprenticeships, directed studies, and the honours thesis program, as well as through volunteer and/or paid research experience.

Honours Psychology Co-op students gain beneficial work experience, perform a wide variety of tasks in numerous sectors, and are valued by their co-op employers and mentors. You will have opportunities to practice skills learned in psychology course work and develop new marketable skills.

For those who choose to participate in an international exchange program, there are significant educational and cultural benefits. Depending on where you go, there are also opportunities to further study other languages.

Experiences and opportunities

Develop marketable skills

In addition to the wide variety of marketable skills provided by a bachelor's degree e.g.,

  • interpersonal skills
  • fluency in both oral and written communication
  • analytic and integrative thinking skills
  • problem solving skills
  • expertise in observing human behaviour
  • quantitative skills
  • computer literacy

These skills are attractive to employers who expect employees to be able to analyze problems, detect meaningful patterns, and provide creative insights into questions that arise in a workplace. Employers also value psychology majors' expertise in collecting and analysing quantitative data that provide essential information to evidence-based recommendations and decisions in various contexts.

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Prepare for future studies

The Bachelor's degree in Psychology opens doors to a vast array of studies at both the college level e.g:

  • Behavioural Science Technology
  • Communication Disorders Assistant
  • Corporate Communications and Public Relations
  • Marketing Management
  • Social Services Worker

and the university level e.g.:

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Law
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology

Further examples

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Last updated: July 7, 2015