Why study psychology at UVic?

  • Explore important issues: addiction, immigration, suicide, homelessness, sports concussion outcomes, aging and more.
  • Participate in active student groups and develop close student-faculty relationships.
  • Get involved in research in our excellent lab facilities and through partnerships with research centres.
  • Gain real-life experience through co-op and work placements.

Study what interests you

Our undergraduate curriculum is organized into four streams. Each stream focuses on a particular area of psychology.


Students speaking with kids

Enhancing our understanding of how individuals change and grow, and the different factors that influence this process.

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Mental health & wellbeing

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Providing an in-depth understanding of the determinants of both psychological distress and psychological health.

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Mind & brain

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Combining cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience to better understand mind and brain.

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Social psychology

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Examining the connections between aspects of people's psychology and their social contexts and natural environments.

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