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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Psychology is the study of behaviour and mental processes. Learn how your brain works and how to foster healthy development. Explore addiction, immigration, neuropsychology, homelessness, aging and more. Get involved with our vibrant research community and get hands-on field experience.

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Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Lifespan development
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Mind and brain
  • Social psychology


  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counsellor or therapist
  • Human resources professional
  • Immigration officer
  • Medical professional
  • Marketing professional
  • Organizational psychologist
  • Psychological researcher
  • Social services worker

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Social Psychology - PSYC 231
  • Drugs and Behaviour - PSYC 345A
  • Cognitive Neuroscience - PSYC 351C
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology - PSYC 365
  • Psychology and Law - PSYC 431I
  • Advanced Infant and Child Development - PSYC 435A


Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can choose another major and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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