Psychology is the study of behaviour and mental processes, and their relation to one’s physical state, mental state, and external environment. With the complexity of our modern world, psychologists play an increasingly important role in helping people. 

Quick facts
  • Three or four year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

You will discover how your brain works, study the latest methods of diagnosing and treating mental illness and learn about human development. You will study a variety of subjects ranging from social psychology, child development, human neuropsychology, memory, psychology of language and abnormal psychology.

A first-year schedule sample

This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Here’s what a typical first-year schedule might look like:

Course Description

Fall Term
PSY 120 Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology
SOC 111* Foundations in Sociology Society Structure Process
BIOL 120* The Nature of Life
CMPT 120* Digital Document Processing
ENG 113* Literature and Composition Reading Narrative

Winter Term
PSY 121 Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology
CHEM 112* General Chemistry I Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials
ENG 114* Literature and Composition Reading Culture
PHIL 120* Knowledge Mind and Existence
SOC 112* Foundations in Sociology Social Construction of Everyday Life

* These are elective courses. You will be able to choose from a variety of electives based on your interests.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

PSY 230: Criminal Behaviour
The application of psychological theories to the understanding of criminal behaviour. An overview of assessment and treatment issues as these apply to specific types of criminals (e.g., sexual and psychopathic offenders) will also be provided.

PSY 344: Research in Behavioural Neuroscience
A laboratory course in behavioural neuroscience. The course will provide students with the opportunity to conceptualize, design, and implement an independent research project in the area of behavioural neuroscience. Emphasis will be placed on brain and behaviour and the techniques used to study nervous system function.

PSY 410: Madness Mayhem and Mania, An Exploration of Mental Illness in Movies
The course is designed to expose students to a psychoanalytic way of understanding psychopathology and explore how mental illness is presented in the media. We will explore the psychoanalytic theory related to neurotic, borderline, and psychotic disorders and examine how these different categories of disorders are assessed, diagnosed, conceptualized, and treated. This will be done using case studies drawn from media with a specific focus on movies.

Study abroad
You can take advantage of our unique study abroad opportunities.

Our faculty is comprised of leading edge scholars who are dedicated to creativity and innovation in research and teaching. The work of our professors focuses on clinical psychology (e.g. dementia, pain management), social psychology (e.g. group dynamics, program evaluation)- culture and human development (e.g. cultural identity, immigrant adjustment) and cognition (e.g. reasoning, decision making).

In our recent Systematic Program Review, we received an A rating for both our Undergraduate and Graduate programs as a sign of their national and international recognition.


According to The College Majors Handbook, some of the top occupations that employ those with a Bachelor's Psychology degree are:

  • Top- and mid-level management and administration
  • Sales
  • Social work
  • Real estate, business services and insurance
  • Marketing
  • Policing
  • Corrections
  • Human Resources
  • Intelligence or Surveillance Officer

Tuition estimates

Canadian students International students
Tuition $6,608 $18,040
Fees $947 $947
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $9,055 $20,487

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2019-2020 Canadian dollar rates).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

These Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Psychology degrees are offered by uSask's College of Arts and Science:

  • Bachelor of Arts Four-year
  • Bachelor of Arts Three-year
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours
  • Bachelor of Arts Double Honours
  • Bachelor of Science Four-year
  • Bachelor of Science Honours
  • Bachelor of Science Double Honours

You will be able to choose between two degrees types in Psychology. If you prefer a social science orientation you should take one of the B.A. degree programs and if you prefer a science orientation you should take one of the B.Sc. degree programs. You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a four-year, three-year or honours degree.

Admission requirements and deadlines


Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
January 2019
Dec 1, 2018
Documents due: Dec 15, 2018
Sep 1, 2018
Documents due: Oct 1, 2018
May 2019
Apr 1, 2019
Documents due: May 1, 2019
Feb 1, 2019
Documents due: Mar 1, 2019
July 2019
May 1, 2019
Documents due: Jun 1, 2019
Mar 1, 2019
Documents due: Apr 1, 2019
September 2019
Aug 15, 2019
Documents due: Aug 15, 2019
May 1, 2019
Documents due: Jun 1, 2019
January 2020
Dec 1, 2019
Documents due: Dec 15, 2019
Sep 1, 2019
Documents due: Oct 1, 2019

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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