Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology & Diploma in General Arts & Science
In the Psychology Program, you will examine foundational and current theories to explore the diverse domains that shape our understanding of human thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
This Program offers a combination of theory and applied learning: You will acquire foundational knowledge while at the same time gain hands-on experience. This provides you a platform from which you can further your studies in Psychology at the graduate level, or immediately enter the workforce upon graduation.
Beyond the classroom exist many more opportunities, including research assistantships, field study, individualized study, and participation in various extra-curricular forums and events.
In your first year, you will receive a background in key concepts of psychology, and exposure to breadth courses.
In your second year, you can choose an area of emphasis that will allow you to apply your knowledge to a field complementary to Psychology, such as: Business, Human Services, or Justice Studies. You will also take a variety of Psychology and elective courses that will prepare you for the opportunities that lie ahead.
In your third and fourth years, you can participate in the Applied Study in Psychology course, which focuses on community mental health, and our Field Course to Northern Ontario. You can also choose between an honours seminar or thesis option to culminate the program.
Psychology Program Highlights
- Workplace experience built into the program
- Through the Applied Study in Psychology course you will combine academic study with a minimum of 60 hours of workplace experience.
- Field Study courses
- Draw on the theoretical knowledge you've gained in the classroom in practical settings and off-campus communities. For example, in spring 2011 and 2012, several students travelled to northern Ontario with Psychology Program Head, Dr. David Danto. Watch for new field study courses to be announced.
- Common Time
- Tuesdays 11:45am - 1:30pm in GH 411
- An opportunity for students across all years of the program to interact academically and socially. Throughout the fall and winter semesters, weekly events include workshops on topics such as planning your education in psychology, applying to graduate school, and GRE preparation. You will also have the opportunity to hear from notable guest lecturers, while interacting with members of the UofGH Psych Society, and representatives from the Guelph-Humber Student Association and Canadian Psychology Association.