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. The Psychology Department has students from both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science pursuing degrees in Psychology, and also has students from the Faculty of Science pursuing a degree in Behavioural Neuroscience.

Students graduating in psychology have been successful in a variety of jobs including:

  • Human resource specialist

  • Market researcher
  • Advertising agent
  • Research assistant
  • Health educator
  • Public relations officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Volunteer co-ordinator
  • Youth worker
  • Salesperson
  • Immigration officer
  • Policy analyst

Work Term Schedule

Year 1AT 1AT 2 
Year 2AT 3AT 4WT 1
Year 3AT 5AT 6WT 2
Year 4AT 7WT 3* 
Year 5AT 8  

AT = Academic Term; WT = Work Term







* Students have the option to complete WT 3 in the fall or winter semester



Co-operative Education

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St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552