Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour, and the program at Brock offers a diverse approach to this exciting field of study.

We offer courses that cover topics relevant to a wide range of career paths, including child and adult development, forensics, clinical work, personality, group dynamics and neuropsychology.

Through lectures, seminars, labs and one-on-one mentoring, students can gain expertise in human behaviour and job-related skills such as critical thinking, team work, communication, problem solving, project management, research design and data analysis. Our department also provides specific courses that will help you with career preparation (e.g., job search and interviewing skills), as well as a wealth of opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. Engaging in co-op work terms, participating in the Psych Society, working as a teaching assistant in introductory courses or becoming an intern in one of our internationally renowned laboratories will enrich your studies and help you to launch your career.

Brock’s Psychology department ranks in the Top 5 Canadian universities in terms of research productivity and impact, according to the Canadian Psychological Association.

  • BA in Psychology (Co-op available)
  • BA in Psychology/Behavioural Science Technology Diploma (St. Lawrence College)
  • BA in Psychology/Police Foundations Diploma (Niagara College)
  • BA in Psychology/Social Service Worker Diploma (Durham College)
  • Minor in Psychology

Expected cut-off: mid 70s; Co-op low 80s
OUAC Code: BPY


Career outcomes

  • Business (human resources; sales and marketing; data analytics)
  • Health Care (research; psychological assessment; counselling; social work)
  • Education (teaching; early childhood education)
  • Law Enforcement (police and parole officers; forensics)
  • Research and innovation (data management; neuroscience)

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)

Recommended subjects

  • One 4U math (MDM4U preferred)