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Get inside people’s brains in this program that lets you discover why people think and act the way they do. Major in psychology alone or do a combined honours with another discipline. Start your program with an introduction to Psychology course for psych majors only, where you get to work in small groups led by mentors to help you along. You can do research and community placements throughout your undergraduate years. Our three-year General Psychology program provides a broad base of knowledge concerning many aspects of human behaviour and experience. Our Honours Psychology program includes advanced courses in various areas of psychology and prepares students to apply for non-psychology professional degrees. Our Honours Psychology with Thesis program provides advanced courses in psychology research methods and statistics and prepares students to apply for MA and PhD degrees in psychology.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Child Development, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Human Cognitive Neuroscience


Career Tracks: General Psychology: further study in social services-related diploma and certificate programs; employment in fields involving interaction with the public. Honours Psychology: further study in non-psychology professions (business, education, law, medicine, social work); careers in business, industry, government, health care, community agencies. Honours Psychology with Thesis: graduate studies in psychology leading to careers in teaching, research and practice in university, government, health, social services and private practice

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 79%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Learn what makes kids tick in this three-year General program focusing on child and adolescent development. Start your program with an Introduction to Psychology course for psych majors only, where you get to work in small groups led by mentors to help you along. You can do research and community placements throughout your undergraduate years.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Developmental Disabilities


Career Tracks: Further study in educational and social services-related diploma and certificate programs or apply for your Bachelor of Education degree; employment in fields involving interaction with children and adolscents

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 79%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Our developmental psychology program offers so much that is unique. Start your program with an Introduction to Psychology course for psych majors only, where you get to work in small groups led by mentors to help you along. Later, you will have opportunities for undergraduate research and community placements where you can put what you’ve learned in the classroom into practice. Work with children, adolescents, adults or seniors and choose a career path that matches your interests.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Adulthood and Aging, Emotional Development, Cognitive Development, Social Development


Career Tracks: Honours Developmental Psychology: Further study in graduate or certificate programs leading to careers in teaching, social work, child, elder and health care and community agencies. Honours Developmental Psychology with Thesis: graduate studies in psychology leading to careers in teaching, research and practice in university, government, health, social services and private practice

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 79%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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One diploma and two degrees in five years instead of seven. That’s efficient! This program is offered in co-operation with St. Clair College. You’ll get a General BA in Psychology and a BEd at the University of Windsor and an ECE diploma at St. Clair College, making you eligible to teach JK to Grade 6.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Child Psychology, Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, additional ECE classes at St. Clair College


Career Tracks: ECE, elementary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers), Diploma in ECE

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 87%
Note: Admission to first year only

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Why do we do what we do? Find out in this nationally recognized program that probes the three areas of BCN (behaviour, cognition and neuroscience) through the study of biology related to the brain and the biological aspects of psychology. If you’re interested in both biology and psychology, this research-based, limited enrolment program with a low faculty-to-student ratio is for you.


Sample Courses: Intro to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Principles of Neuroscience, Biological Diversity, Human Physiology, Developmental Psychology


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), audiologist, clinical or research psychologist, neurologist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Physics/SPH4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% of attempted science and math courses, excludes Math of Data Management/MDM4U)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 88%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Benefit from training in both psychology and disability studies in this program that gives you lots of hands-on learning opportunities. We offer community volunteer experience and placements, giving you an edge when it comes time to launch your career. We’re here to give you the individual support you need to succeed.


Sample Courses: Social Work and Diversity, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Learning and Behaviour, Theories of Disability and the Social Model, Historical Approaches to People with Disabilities


Career Tracks: Disability service worker, community support worker, behavioural aide, mental health worker, child and youth worker

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 82%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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This dual degree will provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to understand the people side of business. You will learn how to engage and motivate your workforce to maximize profits, run an efficient organization and promote a great work environment.


Sample Courses: Management and Organizational Life, Introductory Psychology/Behavioural Science, Human Resources Management, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Introduction to Business


Specialization Options: International Business, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain and Business Analytics, Human Resources Management and Industrial Organizational Psychology


Career Tracks: Human resources manager, recruiter, training and organizational development specialist, employee engagement manager


Professional Designation Possible: CPA (Accounting), CFA (Finance), CHRP (Certied Human Resources Professional)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: One of Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, Math of Data Management/MDM4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 73% (70% in at least one grade 12 U math course (or equivalent))

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Completion of the Child & Youth Care Diploma program. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: Grade of B or 73%.
Note: Students are strongly advised to enroll in this program in the summer semester so they can complete at least two of the required Year 1 courses before the Fall semester.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Completion of the Child & Youth Care Diploma program. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: Grade of B or 73%.
Note: Students are strongly advised to enroll in this program in the summer semester so they can complete at least two of the required Year 1 courses before the Fall semester.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Completion of the Child & Youth Care Diploma program. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: Grade of B or 73%.
Note: Students are strongly advised to enroll in this program in the summer semester so they can complete at least two of the required Year 1 courses before the Fall semester.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding and assessing the psychological, emotional, cognitive, and social determinants of human behaviour
  • Identifying, interpreting, and communicating key issues relevant to individuals, groups and society
  • Understanding and applying behavioural components of psychological theory
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various governmental, community, and health-care institutions
  • Being sensitive to and understanding key psychological problems and the broader human condition
  • Conducting qualitative/quantitative psychological research; gathering information, assessing and analyzing data, and establishing links

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Number of Graduates (2018)

96%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2018)

Leonardo Anthony Pisciuneri

"Psychology has allowed me to discover my potential through research, academic practicums and hands-on learning experiences. I have been able to get involved through student organizations, facilitate classroom discussions and work alongside professors while delivering curriculum. I am grateful for the opportunities, work involvement and influential individuals I have met along the way. I hope the skills, knowledge and strategies I have gained carry with me in the field of work!"

Leonardo Anthony Pisciuneri
BSc Biology & Psychology

Career Tracks*


  • Addictions counsellor
  • Behavioural psychologist
  • Child and youth worker
  • Child psychologist
  • Communications specialist
  • Demographer
  • Disability service worker
  • Doctor
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Gerontologist
  • Health educator
  • Human Resources specialist
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Mediator
  • Mental health worker
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Project manager
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Public official
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • University professor

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: Advanced psychological research and teaching
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, project management
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare: Administration, counselling
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Psychology practice: Private, healthcare, corrections
  • Social service and community agencies
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HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)