Program Description

A psychology degree will help you answer many of life’s questions. What makes people think and act the way they do? What causes people to interact with each other in functional and dysfunctional ways? To what extent do our personality and environment influence our behaviour?

A Rigorous, Enriching Program

Our courses cover topics such as memory, motivation and decision-making; how the attitudes and actions of other people influence us; the origins and treatment of mental illness; human development from birth to death and the way our cultural backgrounds shape the way we think and behave. Our large and small lectures, seminars and discussion groups offer opportunities for active learning and for participation in field settings.

  • The three-year General Psychology program provides a broad base of knowledge concerning many aspects of human behaviour and experience.
  • The four-year Honours Psychology program expands the knowledge base with advanced courses in various areas of psychology and prepares students to apply for non-psychology professional degrees.
  • The four-year Honours Psychology program with Thesis also provides advanced courses in psychology research methods and statistics and prepares students to apply for MA and Ph.D. degrees in psychology.

In the fourth year, you can apply to participate in a practicum that enables you to apply your psychology skills in community settings.

What You Will Take First Year

Required first-year courses are Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science and Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science.

Experiential Learning

We offer student involvement in such diverse areas of research as addictions, basic cognition and neuroscience, child and adolescent mental health, developmental disabilities, aging, education, health, industry and organization, interpersonal violence, multiculturalism, psychotherapy, and personality. We collaborate with such community organizations as the Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism, the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association, the Multicultural Council of Windsor, Victim Services, the Windsor-Essex School Board, the Children’s Aid Society, Alive! Canada, the AIDS Committee of Windsor, the House of Sophrosyne and the Windsor Essex Health Unit.

Career Tracks

Honours Psychology with Thesis program: graduate studies in psychology leading to careers such as psychology teaching, research and practice in university, government, health, social services and private practice settings

Honours Psychology program: further studies in non-psychology professions (e.g., education, law, social work and medicine) and careers in employment settings including business and industry, government, healthcare and community agencies

General Psychology program: employment in all fields involving interaction with the public and further education in social services-related certificate and diploma programs

Excellent Student Support

You can receive guidance with studying, study groups (running them/how to run them), course scheduling, time management, understanding and applying theory, navigating through Leddy Library journal articles, streamlining to plan your academic future (MA, PhD, law school, etc.), reference letters, personal statements, locating useful on/off-campus resources and other aspects of campus life.

Choose UWindsor

The University of Windsor offers 190 high-quality programs in an international setting. Equally important, you can experience a broad range of opportunities outside the classroom. You can explore exchange opportunities with dozens of universities around the world. Enhance your work experience through co-op programs, internships and paid research assistantships. Student-led organizations play a vital role on campus and in the broader community. The diversity of our students—where they are from, what they believe and how they think—will expand your mind.

Admission Requirements

Minimum admission average of 70%. Ontario Secondary School graduates require six Grade 12 U or M courses, including Grade 12U English.

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Program taught in:
  • English

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