What will I learn?

Develop a solid understanding of why people think, feel and behave in the ways that they do.

In our Psychology program, you will learn the principles of human behaviour and the roles that genetics, personality, social factors, external environments and cultural differences have in influencing these behaviours.

Program Highlights

Psychology students participate in Community Service-Learning (CSL) placements, where you volunteer at a service organizations within the Brantford community, such as a soup kitchen or a facility for children.

Our professors are accomplished researchers and teachers who are excited to give you the education you need to pursue your goals.

You can take a direct-entry Forensic Psychology Specialization to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Criminology
  • Youth and Children's Studies
  • Health Studies
  • Forensic Psychology Specialization

SAMPLE CAREER OPTIONS

  • academic advisor
  • child/youth worker
  • claims adjudicator
  • clinical psychologist
  • community agency director
  • community worker/advocate
  • customs officer
  • disability services worker
  • event planner
  • fundraiser
  • human resources
  • labour relations/mediator
  • lawyer/paralegal
  • market research analyst
  • marriage and family therapist
  • mental health worker
  • occupational therapist
  • probation officer
  • program coordinator/manager
  • psychologist
  • public policy analyst
  • public relations
  • recreation therapist
  • seniors program coordinator
  • social policy researcher
  • social/crisis worker
  • student life coordinator
  • teacher/adult educator
  • volunteer coordinator

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$27,860.00 (16,36,898) per year
Full-time tuition: CAN $27,860 - CAN $31,930. Please note this fee is for 2020 - 2021 and subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 January 2022

Venue

Brantford Campus

20 Charlotte Street,

BRANTFORD,

Ontario (ON),

N3T 2Y3, Canada

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$27,860.00 (16,36,898) per year
Full-time tuition: CAN $27,860 - CAN $31,930. Please note this fee is for 2020 - 2021 and subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 January 2022

Venue

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo Campus,

75 University Avenue West,

WATERLOO,

Ontario (ON),

N2L 3C5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent qualification. English language requirement: Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component; Paper-based testing: 560 overall, IELTS: An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, PTE: 59 overall or higher, CAE: Overall score of 176.

For international students

Students must have the following:

  • Minimum admission range of mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • One of the following: 3M Functions, 3U Functions & Relations or any 4U Mathematics at 60%.
  • English calculated in admission average.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component; Paper-based testing: 560 or higher.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - 70 overall or higher (each band 60 or higher).

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 59 overall or higher.

Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) - Overall score of 176.

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES

About Wilfrid Laurier University

Studying at Laurier goes beyond being a great student at a top-rated university; it’s about being ready to take on whatever the future holds.

  • 95% graduates secured employment or went on to PG studies
  • 1:25 faculty to student ratio
  • Home of Canada’s largest business degree co-op program
  • Vibrant campuses in cities in Ontario, close to the US