The discipline of Psychology spans perhaps the broadest range of any academic discipline.  Psychologists can be involved in examining brain processes, animal behaviour, human sexuality, language acquisition, cognitive processes and learning, creativity, consciousness, interpersonal relationships and psychological problems.

The Department of Psychology strives to educate students in the theories, methods, evidence base, and practical applications of Psychological Science. We aim to help students grow in their verbal and written communication skills, critical thinking ability, ability to understand, produce, and use research, and awareness of human strengths and challenges. Our faculty members maintain vigorous programs of research that contribute to scientific knowledge and guide practical applications of psychology. This scholarship provides a context for mentoring students in research and it enriches our teaching by adding breadth and depth to the courses we offer. We are committed to the principles of holistic education, open inquiry, scientific rigour, and social justice.

King’s projects a minimum 78% final entrance average for Ontario high schools students. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U.

Students wishing to enter Psychology as a major or specialization will be required to complete a first year full course in Math including Statistics. MDM 4U is strongly recommended.

College transfer students are required to have a minimum 2.7 GPA on an acceptable one-year certificate (General Arts and Sciences, Pre-Health Science, Human Services Foundation) or completed diploma. College transfer students may earn a maximum of five transfer credit. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

King’s projects a minimum 65% for admission for students transferring from another Canadian University. A maximum of ten transfer credit may be granted. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

Programs Offered

A degree in Psychology prepares students to pursue graduate education or work in many fields. Graduates of our program have developed careers in fields such as health, education, research, community development, counseling and business.Other graduates of our program have gone on to pursue professional, Master and PhD degrees in various areas including:

  • Clinical, counseling, social, developmental, forensic, and humanistic psychology
  • Education (teacher’s college)
  • Health sciences, including occupational therapy and communication sciences
  • Law, industrial relations and journalism

These kinds of questions are addressed by examining classical and contemporary psychological theory and research.

Anyone interested in the human experience is welcome to take Introduction to Psychology. Students who are considering completing a degree in Psychology are advised to also take Math 1228 a/b (028 a/b) Finite and States 1024 a/b in their first year.

A degree in Psychology prepares students to pursue graduate education or work in many fields. Graduates of our program have developed careers in fields such as health, education, research, community development, counseling and business.

Other graduates of our program have gone on to pursue professional, Master and PhD degrees in various areas including:

  • Clinical, counseling, social, developmental, forensic, and humanistic psychology
  • Education (teacher’s college)
  • Health sciences, including occupational therapy and communication sciences
  • Law, industrial relations and journalism

Approximate Costs

Fee details and schedules are available at www.kings.uwo.ca/fee-schedules/

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