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Psychology

Are you curious about what others are thinking? Or, question why we act in certain ways?

When you choose to study Psychology at Brescia, you will be given the opportunity to explore the complexity of our mind and behaviours from a variety of perspectives. Uncover these perspectives by learning about topics such as theories of personality, how the brain gives rise to behaviour, and the application of psychology to educational contexts - in Brescia’s Psychology program. Under the guidance of dedicated professors, you will learn how to answer questions using experimental design, work with data, and how to interpret published research. You’ll use your research skills in a variety of dynamic courses, including: Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology, Neuroscience of Motivation and Emotion and Psychology of Eating.

Outside of the classroom, you have the opportunity to be involved in the Brescia Psychology Association (BPA), and to collect data for your own research projects. As a Psychology student, you may choose to complete a fourth-year thesis option and work with a faculty mentor on your own research project. In the Psychology program, you will be able to build a wide social and academic network you can leverage as you start your bold career beyond Brescia.

CHOOSE TO comprehend and predict human behaviours.
CHOOSE TO dive into the study of our most complex organ – the brain.
CHOOSE TO leverage your understanding of psychology to promote healthy development.

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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Ontario high school students:

  • ENG4U
  • Recommended for some Psychology programs: MHF4U

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Teacher

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Bold Stories

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“Psychology was not my original degree major, but the "Introduction to psychology" class with Dr. John Campbell was one of the most life changing experiences I have ever had. After a few classes I realized that psychology was my true passion in life and I switched and never looked back. Every class of this program challenges your thinking, perspectives and outlooks on society, people and their behaviors. I am truly grateful to have been able to be a student and alumnae of this program.”

Destiny Gardiner

 

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“Brescia created an amazing atmosphere that fostered leadership and allowed me to excel in both academics and athletics. I am so grateful to have received a purple blanket, this award reflects the influential women at Brescia who surrounded me and inspired me to be my best.”

Julia Curran

 

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“Studying psychology not only provides me with fascinating, interesting information about [the human mind], but it also helps me better understand myself, as well as other people.”

Jiaying (Kristen) Li 
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“I have had a blast in my psychology classes! My professors engage students creatively in class material and hearing my classmate’s thoughts on concepts helps me understand it in a new way.”

Haylee Purdy 
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“While completing my thesis, I felt incredibly supported by my professors, who presented me with so many opportunities to share my research – both at Brescia and beyond – and gain valuable feedback.”

Madison McAskill 

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