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Discover your edge in psychology

Psychology at UVic offers a range of degree options and program streams that let you study what you're most passionate about.

Undergraduate studies
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Graduate research that makes an impact

Our graduate programs place a strong emphasis on research. With more than 50 labs and a community-based Psychology Clinic, you'll find a home for your ideas and your questions.

Graduate studies
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Careers in psychology

As a student, Rebekah Erikson was a peer helper with UVic Counselling Services. She now helps coordinate the Student Mental Health Leadership program at UVic's Office of Student Life.

Career possibilities
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Internationally recognized researchers

Faculty members like Bonnie Leadbetter, who studies bullying and youth health, are making a significant contribution to research that changes lives.

Our research
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Bring your learning to life

Nicole Mandyk's work-term at Mary's Farm and Sanctuary was the perfect blend of counselling and outreach, bringing her classroom education in psychology and Indigenous studies to life.

Co-op education

UVic psychology: understanding the human experience

Psychology, the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes, addresses fascinating questions that lie at the heart of human experience. Psychology is an exciting branch of science where new discoveries help shape our world.

Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact create an extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Our department is home to award-winning teachers and world-class researchers who will help you achieve your best.
—Dr. Ulrich Mueller, Department Chair

Here, students are key contributors to our vibrant research community, providing assistance in research laboratories and working together with faculty members to plan and execute experiments. Our many beyond-the-classroom opportunities will accelerate your personal growth, your learning and your career.

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Psychology