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.
- 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
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:
|PSY 120||Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology|
|SOC 111*||Foundations in Sociology Society Structure Process|
|BIOL 120*||The Nature of Life|
|ENG 113*||Literature and Composition Reading Narrative|
|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|
* 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 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.
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., prejudice, LGBT issues ), culture and human development (e.g., cultural identity, immigrant adjustment) and neuroscience (e.g., reasoning, decision making).
In our most recent Systematic Program Review, we received an “A” rating for both our Undergraduate and Graduate programs.
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
- Social work
- Real estate, business services and insurance
- Human Resources
- Intelligence or Surveillance Officer
|Canadian students||International students|
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.
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
- Bachelor of 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.
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