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.

Explore this stream

Mental health & wellbeing

Students at a barn

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

Explore this stream

Mind & brain

Researcher in a lab

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

Explore this stream

Social psychology

Researcher outsides with a couple in the background

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

Explore this stream

Check out this career resource for students in Psychology.