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Why study Psychology at UofGH?

*Please note: this page contains new information for students starting in Fall 2016. 
Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 program information can be found here

Build a substantial foundation.

Working in psychology means beginning with the foundations.  What ideas have influenced the field?  How has technology enabled us to better understand human development?  From personality psychology to neuroscience, learn to make sense of psychology literature. 

Understand how ethics in research have evolved.   Learn to evaluate the strength of research findings.  Understand how to effectively design and analyze a research project so that you may become a contributor to the field.  An education in many aspects of psychology lets you confidently find your place within it.

See why applied learning means more than the title of your credentials.

It’s what distinguishes this program – and it’s what will distinguish you, whether you choose to compete for graduate school or enter the competitive workforce.  That’s why we’ve integrated applied learning in so many ways throughout your four years.

Learn how psychology is being applied in new ways among disciplines within the field and beyond.  Learn about drugs and behaviour, about learning difficulties, about the kinds of ways we are persuadable and motivated.  See why psychologists are being increasingly relied upon to inform public policy and organizational structures.

Then see it for yourself in the field.

You have several ways of getting hands-on field experience. With a minimum 100 hours of work experience in community mental health, you’ll contribute to and learn about the field under direct supervision.  Tailor your experiences by choosing to study in any number of places from brain injury clinics to correctional facilities, to schools or hospitals. Work with a prestigious potential supervisor who is as committed to your education as we are.

Examine mental health among Cree communities in Northern Ontario by traveling there.  Our field study takes you by plane, train, boat and helicopter so that you can gain a better understanding of the notable disparities in mental health outcomes between Indigenous  and non-Indigenous populations – an increasingly significant area among psychologists in Canada and throughout the world.

Gain an edge.  Get undergraduate research experience.

You’ll notice our research program is slightly different than most.  Its entire structure is designed to give you an edge so that you’ll stand out when the time comes. Gain hands-on experience with the methodological and ethical procedures that will prepare you to be a contributor to the field.

Learn more about research at UofGH.

A small learning environment is a better learning environment.

We can’t stress this enough. Personalized service is engrained in the UofGH experience.  You’ll not only be part of a small classroom, but you’ll go through your four years at UofGH with the same group of peers. This means learning together, working together, growing together. You’ll get to know our names and we’ll get to know yours.

Interested in a particular area? We’ll work one on one with you to make sure you’re on the right path – from choosing the right courses to choosing the right placements to ensuring you’ve got all necessary requirements for further education.

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Learn from faculty who know the field – because they work in it.

Our psychology faculty aren’t just professors – they’re psychologists, practitioners, academic and applied researchers.  They teach you an evidence-based curriculum that’s meaningful and focused on what’s current.  UofGH draws faculty who understand the importance of both lecture hall and experiential learning – because they are a part of the growing field.  And because of our small classes, you’ll get personal attention from these academic and field experts during and after class.

Study abroad.

Diversity isn’t just the fabric of UofGH – it’s the fabric of the world.  At UofGH, every student has the opportunity to prepare for a world without borders.  And because all study abroad courses are affordable, the opportunities are within reach.

Learn more about studying abroad at UofGH.