Psychology is the study of behaviour and its biological basis. It seeks to understand the behaviour of living organisms through scientific research and to use the accumulated knowledge to promote the welfare of humans and other animals.
The Major programs in psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland provide students with a solid background in the science of psychology, and culminate with small classes offering direct, hands-on experience in conducting research in a wide variety of areas.
We have a Minor that is the perfect companion to many Major and other undergraduate programs.
Memorial's psychology graduates have been successful in many fields of endeavour, including those that require an understanding of human behaviour in general (e.g., business, sales, management, information technology, government, human resources) and those that require specific training in psychology (e.g., programs in education, counselling, and clinical psychology). Many pursue graduate degrees (e.g., in law, medicine, neuroscience, animal behaviour, ecology, and experimental psychology), while others pursue training in a variety of programs that promote human welfare (e.g., physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy).
Some recent outstanding academic achievements from our undergraduate students are detailed here.