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Psychology

  • General Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Psychology with Thesis
  • Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology with Thesis
  • Concurrent Psychology / Education / ECE
  • Combined Disability Studies & Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

These degrees can help you answer questions such as what makes people think and act the way they do? What causes people to interact with each other in functional and dysfunctional ways? To what extent do our personality and environment influence our behaviour?

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

This program will prepare you to apply for MA and PhD degrees in psychology. Graduate study in psychology can lead to careers such as clinical psychologist; research and practice in business, university, government, health or other settings. Thesis work offers students the opportunity to explore interesting questions in depth and work closely with a faculty member.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

This program is for you if you wish to focus on child and adolescent development. Courses emphasize different lifespan periods and various aspects of typical and atypical development.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

In this program, you’ll focus on child, adolescent and adult development. Courses emphasize different developmental periods and characteristics of both typical and atypical development over the lifespan.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

This program will prepare you to apply for MA and PhD degrees in psychology. Graduate study in psychology can lead to careers such as child psychologist in private practice or an organization; psychology teaching; research and practice in university; government; health and social services. Thesis work offers students the opportunity to explore interesting questions in depth and work closely with a faculty member.

Admission Requirements (with/without Thesis)

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Offered jointly over five years in co-operation with St. Clair College, this joint program will prepare you to teach at the preschool and primary-junior levels (K-6).

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.

75%

This program provides students with a focus on psychological and social models of disability and the knowledge and experience-based practice they can use to advocate for social justice, anti-oppressive needs, and accessibility for people with disabilities.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding and assessing the psychological, emotional, cognitive, and social determinants of human behaviour
  • Identifying, interpreting, and communicating key issues relevant to individuals, groups and society
  • Understanding and applying behavioural components of psychological theory
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various governmental, community, and health-care institutions
  • Being sensitive to and understanding key psychological problems and the broader human condition
  • Conducting qualitative/quantitative psychological research; gathering information, assessing and analyzing data, and establishing links

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that's sure to set you on a journey to a future you'll be proud of.

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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We’re here to help you along the way. Contact us to learn more about our program options.

Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Leonardo Anthony Pisciuneri

"As a student in a dual major program, the faculty of Psychology has allowed me to discover my potential through research, academic practicums and hands-on learning experiences. I have been able to get involved through student organizations, facilitate classroom discussions and work alongside professors while delivering curriculum. I am grateful for the opportunities, work involvement and influential individuals I have met along the way. I hope the skills, knowledge and strategies I have gained carry with me in the field of work!"

Leonardo Anthony Pisciuneri –
BSc Biology & Psychology

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Number of Psychology Graduates (2017)

95.7%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Social Sciences, 2014)

Common Industries for Psychology Graduates

  • Academia: Advanced psychological research and teaching
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, projectmanagement
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare: Administration, counselling
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Psychology practice: Private, healthcare, corrections
  • Social service and community agencies

Career Tracks*

  • Addictions counsellor
  • Behavioural psychologist
  • Child and youth worker
  • Child psychologist
  • Communications specialist
  • Consultant
  • Demographer
  • Disability service worker
  • Doctor
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Gerontologist
  • Health educator
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Mediator
  • Mental health worker
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Project manager
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Public official
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • University professor
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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