Study human and animal behaviour and choose to specialize in a number of diverse areas, including: behavioural neuroscience; cognitive science; clinical, forensic, and health psychology; developmental psychology; foundations and psychometrics; and personality and social psychology.
- Campus: Vancouver
- Faculty: Faculty of Arts
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts
- Length 4 yrs
You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
You can study intense specialization in a single field.
Psychology is the study of behaviour in humans and other species, and covers a broad range of subject matter. Psychologists explore topics that range from the factors involved in social interactions among groups of people and the firing of individual cells in the nervous system to moral development in children. Psychology has many practical applications, such as the determination of the best conditions for learning and memory, the design of work environments for greatest productivity, and the development of therapies for the treatment of behavioural disorders ranging from addiction to depression. You can select a Major, Minor, or Honours degree in Psychology.
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A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.
English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.
General admission requirements
- Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
- Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.
Degree-specific requirements: Arts
No additional courses beyond the general admission requirements.