Study the science of behaviour and the mind, with emphasis on the biological processes that enable cognitive function.

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Claire reads with a young friend - a volunteer opportunity she is involved with through the Department of Psychology's Reading at Home program.

Mind over matter.

Study the science of behaviour and the mind, with emphasis on the biological processes that enable cognitive function.

Psychology uses scientific methods to gain insights into the mind and human behaviour. These insights provide essential information for promoting mental health. However, psychology is broader than mental health and has a variety of other valuable applications such as marketing, managing human resources, educational intervention, testing, and user experience research.

Take courses that explore the latest theories and findings in psychology and provide hands-on training in research methods while also taking courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics.


Psychology Ambassadors - We'd love to meet you!

Find out more about life as a Waterloo Psychology student. Come in for a tour or to one of our open houses and you might even meet us in person!

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This major is available in both the co-op and regular streams of study


SOME OF THE SKILLS ATTAINED WITHIN THIS MAJOR

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  • Communication
  • Research
  • Problem solving
  • Adaptability
  • Data analysis
 

Psychology is jointly offered by both the Faculty of Science (BSc) and the Faculty of Arts (BA).

The Department of Psychology is one of the most comprehensive in the country, placing high emphasis on research. We're home to both the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment and the Early Childhood Education Centre.

Research areas include:

  • Clinical
  • Cognitive
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental
  • Industrial/Organizational
  • Social

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