About

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 including social psychology, personality, child development, human neuropsychology, memory, the psychology of language and abnormal psychology.

A first-year schedule sample – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Students often take 4 to 5 courses per semester. Here’s what a first-year schedule might look like:

Course Description

Fall Term
PSY 120a Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology
ENG 113b Literature and Composition Reading Narrative
INDG 107c Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies
SOC 111d Foundations in Sociology Society Structure Process
BIOL 120d The Nature of Life

Winter Term
PSY 121a Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology
HIST 135d History Matters Gender Sex and Society
CMPT 140d Introduction to Creative Computing
PHIL 120d Knowledge Mind and Existence
ARTH 121.3d Art and Visual Culture II

a Required or eligible course for the major
b One of the course options to complete the English Language Writing Requirement
c One of the course options to complete the Indigenous Learning Requirement
d One of the course options which may be used in the Breadth, Cognate, and/or Electives Requirements

A first-year schedule sample – Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Here's what a first-year schedule might look like:

Course Description

Fall Term
PSY 120a Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology
BIOL 120a The Nature of Life
PHYS 115a Physics and the Universe
MATH 110b Calculus I
ENG 113c Literature and Composition Reading Narrative

Winter Term
PSY 121a Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology
CHEM 112a General Chemistry I Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials
MATH 116b Calculus II
PHIL 120c Knowledge Mind and Existence
INDG 107d Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies

a Required or eligible course for the major
b One of the course options to complete the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement
c One of the course options to complete the English Language Writing Requirement
d One of the course options to complete the Indigenous Learning Requirement

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

PSY 226: Introduction to Social Psychology
An examination of social psychological theories and research related to individual processes. Intrapersonal processes such as social cognition, the self, and attitudes, as well as interpersonal processes such as attraction, persuasion, altruism and aggression, will be covered.

PSY 260: Health Psychology
Focuses on psychological theories and research related to the development, prevention and treatment of illness. Topics covered will include the effects of stress on health, coping with pain, the physician-patient relationship, patient non-compliance, and a variety of risky health behaviours such as substance abuse.

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

Faculty
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., prejudice, LGBT issues ), culture and human development (e.g., cultural identity, immigrant adjustment) and neuroscience (e.g., reasoning, decision making).

Department
In our most recent Systematic Program Review, we received an “A” rating for both our Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

Careers

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 $7,026 $21,078
Fees $988 $988
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $9,514 $23,566

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 (2021-2022 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 $1,500-$2,500 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:

You will be able to choose between two degrees types in Psychology: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree. You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a B.A. or B.Sc. as well as a three-year, four-year, or honours degree.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Winter
January 2022
Dec 1, 2021
Documents due: Dec 15, 2021
Sep 1, 2021
Documents due: Oct 1, 2021
Spring
May 2022
Apr 1, 2022
Documents due: May 1, 2022
Feb 1, 2022
Documents due: Mar 1, 2022
Summer
July 2022
May 1, 2022
Documents due: Jun 1, 2022
Mar 1, 2022
Documents due: Apr 1, 2022
Fall
September 2022
Aug 15, 2022
Documents due: Aug 15, 2022
May 1, 2022
Documents due: Jun 1, 2022
Winter
January 2023
Dec 1, 2022
Documents due: Dec 15, 2022
Sep 1, 2022
Documents due: Oct 1, 2022

Ready to apply?

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

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