Psychology - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 

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  • Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology (BA)/Concurrent Education/Early Childhood Education (ECE)

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Get inside people’s brains in this program that lets you discover why people think and act the way they do. Major in psychology alone or do a combined honours with another discipline. Unlike other schools, we have an Introduction to Psychology course for psych majors only, and we break off into small groups led by mentors to help you along. You can do research and community placements throughout your undergraduate years.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Introduction to Psychology as Social Science, Child Development, Abnormal Behaviour, Health Psychology, Human Cognitive Neuroscience


Career Tracks: Psychologist, health educator, mental health worker, rehabilitation counsellor, community agency service worker

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Learn what makes kids tick in this program focusing on child and adolescent development. You’ll have a clinical placement in your fourth year, and have opportunities to get involved in research throughout the program.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Developmental Psychology: The Child, Child Psychopathy, Developmental Disabilities


Career Tracks: Child psychologist, child and youth worker, educational assistant, community support worker, health educator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Our developmental psychology program offers so much more than other schools — opportunities for undergraduate research and community placements that allow you to put what you’ve learned in the classroom into practice. Work with children, adolescents, adults or seniors and choose a career path that matches your interests.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Developmental Psychology: Adolescence, Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging, Learning and Behaviour


Career Tracks: Behavioural psychologist, mental health worker, rehabilitation counsellor, child and youth worker, elder care

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

One diploma and two degrees in five years instead of seven. That’s efficient! This program is offered in co-operation with St. Clair College. You’ll get an ECE diploma there, plus bachelor degrees in education and psychology, making you eligible to teach JK to Grade 6.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Human Sensation and Perception, Learning and Behaviour, additional ECE classes at St. Clair College


Career Tracks: ECE, elementary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers), Diploma in ECE

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Admission to first year only
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
Leonardo Anthony Pisciuneri

"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

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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Number of Graduates (2018)

93%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2017)

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

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: Advanced psychological research and teaching
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, project management
  • 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

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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.


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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, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

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

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Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

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

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

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

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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