Psychology is the study of behaviour and the mind. As a science, psychology employs careful investigation to understand behaviour, thinking and experience. The profession of psychology applies this information to promote human welfare. The combination of writing, research and statistical analysis acquired in an undergraduate psychology degree is a sound preparation for many careers.

Psychology at Memorial

Our major programs in psychology 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 such as observation of sea bird behaviour, assessment of people’s attitudes, and experiments on memory and spatial learning.

We offer major and honours programs leading to either a B.A. or B.Sc. in psychology. A joint program is offered in biology/psychology (B.Sc. honours). A minor in psychology is also available.

The Department of Psychology offers a co-operative education option available to psychology majors.

Admission to the co-op option is competitive for a limited number of places.

Sample Courses

PSYC 3450 - Human Cognition
PSYC 3650 - Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 4980 - The Psychology of Money and Financial Behaviour


Career Opportunities

  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Health educator
  • Human resources
  • Lawyer
  • Social services
  • Speech-language pathologist

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.


Program Information

Faculty of Science




Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall semester only

Application Deadline:

June 1

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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