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Psychology

You can begin this program at an
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.

Discover how your brain works. Study the latest methods of diagnosing and treating mental illness. Learn about human development.


Program Options

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

  • B.A. Four-year
  • B.A. Three-year
  • B.A. Honours
  • B.A. Double Honours
  • Minor

Bachelor of Science- Psychology

  • B.Sc. Four-year
  • B.Sc. Honours
  • B.Sc. Double Honours

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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of the mind, brain, and behaviour and how they affect our lives. With the complexity of our modern world, psychologists play an increasingly important role in dealing with human problems.

Students at the University of Saskatchewan study and research a variety of subjects ranging from human brain function and basic cognitive processes to racism and therapy for depression.

Psychology: Is it for you?

  • Established in 1946, the Psychology program at the U of S offers a dynamic, modern undergraduate curriculum (BA, BSc, and houses the BASc in Health Studies) and a cutting-edge Honours program designed to prepare students for a diverse range of graduate studies in Psychology.
  • Programs are designed to provide all students with sophisticated instruction in a broad spectrum of psychological theory, method and history. For those who choose to continue their studies beyond the Bachelor’s degree, the department also includes four vibrant graduate streams that offer Masters and PhD training in Cognition and Neuroscience, Clinical, Applied Social, and Culture Health & Human Development.  Many students use a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as a springboard to a professional college (e.g., Law, Medicine, etc.)
  • The Department of Psychology is committed to excellence, service, diversity and collegiality.

Sample Classes

  • PSY 207: Psychology of Death and Dying
    Focuses on the psychological issues relevant to death and dying. Topics to be examined: societal attitudes, cultural differences, coping with dying, dealing with loss and grief, memorialization and funerals, developmental issues across the life span, relevant legal issues, suicide and life threating behaviour, AIDS and the psychological meaning of death.
  • PSY 344: Research in Behavioural Neuroscience
    A laboratory course in behavioural neuroscience. The course will provide students with the opportunity to conceptualize, design, and implement an independent research project in the area of behavioural neuroscience. Emphasis will be placed on brain and behaviour and the techniques used to study nervous system function.
  • PSY 355: Research in Advanced Cognitive Science
    This lecture and laboratory course exposes students to current theory and research methods in cognitive science. Students will be expected to review, design, conduct, analyze and report a series of class experiments. Topics may include perception, attention, memory, thinking, reasoning and problem solving.

Career Opportunities

According to The College Majors Handbook, some of the top occupations that employ those with a Bachelor's Psychology degree are:

1. Top- and mid-level management and administration
2. Sales
3. Social work
4. Other management occupations
5. Labor-relations, personnel and training
6. Administrative positions
7. Real estate, business services and insurance
8. Marketing

For details on career opportunities for those who pursue graduate degrees (Masters and PhD) in Psychology, please see the main Psychology Department Website.

Skill Sets Gained

  • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Computer skills
  • Conducting field research
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interpreting research findings
  • Laboratory skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Research skills and methods
  • Technical skills

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