Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

The department has approximately 350 majors, 30 faculty, and over 60 graduate students. Each year, over 100 students receive an undergraduate degree in our programs.

At the undergraduate level, we offer a major, a minor, and an honours program in psychology (either B.A. or B.Sc.), a major and an honours program in behavioural neuroscience (B.Sc.), a co-op program for psychology and behavioural neuroscience majors, and several joint honours programs with biology (B.Sc. Hons.) and biochemistry (B.Sc. Hons.).

At the graduate level, we offer a Masters in Applied Psychological Science, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in several different areas of experimental psychology, including behavioural neuroscience, cognition, developmental, social psychology, and the interdisciplinary cognitive and behavioural ecology (CABE) program.  Our newest graduate degree offering is the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical psychology. This is the only graduate program we offer in clincial psychology.

Please contact us directly for more information about our research, undergraduate and graduate programs, application procedures or any other concerns.



The following awards are available to students who have or will be graduating in the 2020-21 Academic Year. Inquiries about these awards can be directed to Dr. Carolyn Walsh at psychdeputyhead@mun.ca

Captain Robert Bartlett Award

Chancellor’s Undergraduate Award

Click here for more information on how to apply

In 2009, the Psychology Department lost one of its most dedicated teachers, Rennie Gaulton, to cancer. During the 30 years Rennie taught psychology, he inspired many students to learn more about the field, many of whom went on to pursue a degree in psychology. He pioneered new methods of teaching and evaluating psychology, and his enthusiasm for teaching was shared with all those who took his classes. To honour Rennie’s commitment to teaching psychology, the department has created the Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

See the nomination form for further details