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“For my placement, I was an Intake Associate at a private practice. I gained valuable skills related to counselling and the intake process that helped me in my graduate studies.”

Learn about Skylar

Earn 2 Credentials
from the University of Guelph
from Humber

What are the possibilities for me?

Options include...

  • Behaviour Therapist
  • Case Manager
  • Group Facilitator
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Neuroscientist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychometrist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Research Analyst

Graduate school and further education

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology
  • Medical School
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Law School
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Science in Neuroscience

Note: Some careers and entry into further education may require additional study.

If you don't see your career goal listed here - talk to us! There are many more options.

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What will I learn?

Examine theories and research exploring human thought, feeling and behaviour. Explore the processes and factors that shape who we become through the study of cognition, emotion and mental health.

A minimum of 70 percent of your core courses are psychology courses: they expose you to the breadth of psychology and all it offers. In your 1st year, you’ll build the foundations for developing the characteristics, knowledge and academic skills for success.

Expand your education through unique psychology-focused activities outside of class (see "Learn outside of class", below).

Optional 3rd credential
In addition to your honours degree and diploma, you have the option to pursue one of three certificates in years three and four:

  • Intercultural Relations: Increase your cultural literacy and enrich your understanding of diversity in Canada.
  • Organizational Behaviour: Develop a greater understanding of leadership, groups and behaviour in organizations.
  • Research Skills and Analysis: Expand your knowledge of research methods in psychology and refine your investigative and analytical abilities.

Different ways of thinking
Benefit from diverse perspectives with courses intentionally designed to address different perspectives in psychology and mental health. For example:

  • Learn about the impacts of oppressive and racist practices on the wellbeing of peoples who have traditionally been marginalized.
  • Learn about Indigenous ways of approaching and understanding mental health and resilience through community and connection with the land.
  • Learn about the lived experiences of gender diverse peoples.

Research course
Get a solid start in research that can thrust you into success in graduate school. Our thesis course (optional in 4th year) gives you the opportunity to complete undergraduate research with a ton of staff support to show you the ropes. Learn with a Thesis Course Instructor and Thesis Advisor who remain with you every step of your thesis journey. Put your knowledge into practice and discover new skills to take with you to grad school!

This program gives you a broad, but immersive dive into psychology offering you transferable skills and diverse career pathways. Understanding human behaviour makes you a valued asset to employers, in any role.

What courses can I take?

First-year courses

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  • Critical Thinking in Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology I: Childhood Development
  • Foundational Skills for Psychology
  • General elective
  • Indigenous Mental Health: A Global Perspective
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
  • Principles of Anthropology
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Writing for Psychology

100 hours of workplace experience

In the third-year course Applied Study in Psychology, you gain valuable real-world experience as you complete at least 100 hours in a workplace that reflects your goals.

Past placements include:

  • Alzheimer Society of Toronto
  • Baycrest Health Sciences (Hospital)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Certified Listeners
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Ontario Correctional Institute
  • Sinai Health System

Note: You may be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to placement.


Profs in the industry

You are taught by professionals working in the field. Learn from their firsthand experience!

Supported learning

  • Your classmates/cohort will move through the program together.
  • Your professors open doors to diverse professional networks. Their mentorship can guide you to new opportunities.
  • Your program team is eager to assist you. With everything in one building and a small student population, they’re a footstep or email away. Check out your team: Academic Advisor, Placement Coordinator, Career Coordinator, Librarian and Student Life Coordinator.

Safe spaces

Once you experience it you’ll recognize it. UofGH creates a tremendous sense of safety through the support of Program Heads, professors and staff. Feel comfortable to share your voice and care for your mental health.

Learn outside of class


Participate in Common Time: weekly workshops, notable guest speakers and special events that bring together fellow classmates and faculty in an academic and social atmosphere. Many activities are run by our student-led societies and Canadian Psychological Association reps.

Make an impact

Become a student affiliate of the Canadian Psychological Association   —the national body representing the discipline of Psychology in Canada—and work alongside the Program Head to shape the future of Psychology and psychological sciences. Network with practitioners and researchers across Canada.

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Science Rendezvous

This free, interactive, annual event   takes place across Canada. Get involved in various Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activities with children, youth, and adults. Showcase your creative and innovative minds while encouraging the curiosity of others. Engage community members, community partners and peers across all programs, and enhance your resumé.

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Expand your professional and academic networks by joining the Psychology Society and Psi Chi Honour Society. Discuss news, research, challenges and other current topics in psychology with professionals. Societies are related to our seven academic programs and offer a realm of activities outside of class. They can help you develop leadership skills and gain professional experiences that are sought after by employers and graduate schools. Visit our Clubs and Societies page.

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Research work

Be a research assistant to one of your professors. These extracurricular opportunities enhance your knowledge, skills and characteristics related to the conduct of research. Generate new knowledge in the discipline of psychology and be one step ahead of everyone else in grad school!

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Extra! Extra!

UofGH offers more extracurriculars for students in all programs. Learn more on our Extra! Extra! page.

Travel and learn with Study Tours (10 days) and Study Elsewhere (one semester). Visit our Global Learning Opportunities page for details!

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Unique opportunities (after graduation)

Heading to law school

Graduate ready for Canadian law school or take advantage of our partnerships in England. Earn a senior status law degree (LLB) with The City Law School, City, University of London   in just two years without an LSAT requirement, or a Master of Law (LLM) through distance learning with the University of London   in one year (full-time) or up to five years (part-time). Both with reduced tuition.

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A step ahead

After graduation, take advantage of our partnership for a Master of Science degree with the University of Guelph (in Guelph, Ontario) MSc in Management. Speak with your Academic Advisor for more information.