Psychology

Psychology is the study of behaviour in humans and other species and covers a broad range of subject matter. Psychologists ask questions that range from the factors involved in social interactions among groups of people, to the firing of individual cells in the nervous system, to moral development in children.

Psychology has many practical applications such as the determination of the best conditions for learning and memory, the design of work environments for greatest productivity, and the development of therapies for the treatment of behavioural disorders ranging from addiction to depression.

The Department of Psychology offers the Major, Minor, and Honours programs in Psychology.

Click here for program requirements (UBC Calendar)

Admission

The major or minor can be declared on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when you have second-year standing. Admission to the Honours program requires an application. If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the department.

Contact

Department of Psychology
Douglas Kenny Building
2136 West Mall
Tel: 604-822-2755

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