Psychology is the scientific study of brain and behaviour.
Psychologists study the psychological, biological, and social bases of how we think, feel, and behave—and they use this knowledge to solve problems in the real world. As scientists, psychologists conduct research in many settings including universities, hospitals, government, schools, and corporations and apply the knowledge gained from research to solve personal, social, and practical problems.
The courses and research of our faculty members span the breath of Psychology. We offer courses in a wide range of areas including addictions, child development, counseling, consciousness, creativity, diversity, education, law, thinking and perceiving, mental health, personality, psychological disorders, religion, sexuality, social issues, work and organizations. Several of these courses are unique to King’s.
The Department of Psychology at King’s offers students several degree options, as well as a variety of courses in psychology for students majoring in other disciplines.
Our Honours Specialization program prepares students for graduate work in psychology and our Major and Specialization modules give students a strong background for careers or further education in a variety of areas, such as health, education, law, and business. See what a Psychology degree can do for you!
The Department of Psychology stands in solidarity with all racialized people in our communities in calling out and condemning anti-Black racism locally and around the world.
We invite our students, colleagues, and community members to join us in continuing to learn about racism in Canada: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/book/export/html/24281
In addition to the typical university essay, students are offered the opportunity to demonstrate their learning through multimedia assignments, presentations, group work, research projects, and so on, which keeps things interesting and fun.
During my studies at King's University College, I developed foundational research and clinical skills which have shaped my growth as a student and an emerging professional. The collaborative and experiential nature of a King's University College education, paired with excellent faculty and on-campus supports, prepared me for graduate school. As a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at Western, University, my research with the Centre for School Mental Health focuses on how dating violence impacts vulnerable populations, such as youth whose identities meet at the margins. I am incredibly grateful for my undergraduate experience at King's University College and will continue applying what I learned to support my work.
My first Psychology course was Psych 1000 with Dr. Lynne Jackson, and I changed programs to be in the Honours Specialization program. Psychology at King's is different from other schools because of the one-on-one relationships you develop with professors and the research opportunities available. The support and experiences I was afforded in my undergraduate degree are essential tools that I will carry with me in graduate school and throughout my career.
King’s fosters a community where students feel supported, appreciated and inspired. The small classes, approachable professors and friendly students made for a seamless transition from high school to university. I’m grateful for the friendships I have made at King’s and for the opportunities to reach my academic goals!
Since my first day at King’s I have always felt like I was at home. Coming from a small elementary and high school, King’s was a perfect fit for me. I have been able to connect on a more personal basis with my professors and peers and this has definitely led to the success I have had during my three years at King’s. I can’t brag enough to my friends and family about the experience I have had here.