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Program overview
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Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
London (Ontario, Canada)

London (Ontario, Canada)

London (Ontario, Canada)

About this program


Psychologists study the psychological, biological, and social bases of how we think, feel, and behave—and they use this knowledge to solve problems in the real world. As scientists, psychologists conduct research in many settings including universities, hospitals, government, schools, and corporations and apply the knowledge gained from research to solve personal, social, and practical problems.

The courses and research of our faculty members span the breath of Psychology. We offer courses in a wide range of areas including addictions, child development, counseling, consciousness, creativity, diversity, education, law, thinking and perceiving, mental health, personality, psychological disorders, religion, sexuality, social issues, work and organizations. Several of these courses are unique to King’s.

The Department of Psychology at King’s offers students several degree options, as well as a variety of courses in psychology for students majoring in other disciplines.

Our Honors Specialization program prepares students for graduate work in psychology and our Major and Specialization modules give students a strong background for careers or further education in a variety of areas, such as health, education, law, and business. See what a Psychology degree can do for you!

Admission requirements

Completion of first-year requirements, including Psychology with a mark of at least 60%; Mathematics and Statistical Sciences.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Psychology and Law
  • Child Development
  • The Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
  • The Psychology of Sex
  • Introduction to Sensation and Perception
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Personality Theory and Research
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Applications of Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Health Psychology
  • Therapeutic Counselling
  • The Self
  • Social Relationships in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Survey Design and Construction
  • Experimental Research Methods and Analysis
  • Correlational and Multivariate Research Methods and Analysis
  • Theory in Psychology
  • Special Topics in Psychology 2021-22 - BEHAVIOURAL PHARMACOLOGY.
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Special Topics in Psychology 2021-22: PSYCHOLOGY OF POLITICS.
  • Practicum
  • Honors Thesis
  • Special Topics 2021-2022: Portfolio Seminar

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information


Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees


Students who enrol in the Psychology program will learn academic and practical skills critical for the 21st century. Their knowledge, critical thinking skills, and experiences will be important for careers that focus on understanding people including, law, social work, education, government, medicine, environment, development, the non-profit sector and business. Students who graduate with a Psychology degree have knowledge of the discipline, can create applications of Psychological research, and have developed important communication skills.


Demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings in range of psychological disciplines

Adopt a critical lens to examine limits in psychological theory, research and findings, and then formulate appropriate strategies and methods to address those questions

Break down complexity by proposing principles underlying phenomena (e.g. theories)

Think empirically; critically evaluate research from both scientific and popular sources; design and implement research requiring the collection and analysis of data, selecting among a variety of methodologies

Appilication Of Knowledge:

Act as ambassadors for the field of psychology, approach challenges and opportunities in the field with an ethical stance that emphasizes compassion and a willingness to collaborate with a variety of diverse individuals from the classroom to the community.

Propose and design applications of psychological research (e.g., cognitive science, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social psychology

Career paths

  • ƒƒClinical Psychologist
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Occupational therapist
  • Professor and researcher

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King's University College at The University of Western Ontario

Founded in 1954, King’s University College at Western University is a Catholic, liberal arts university college affiliated with a large, world-class university. King’s students enjoy small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences...

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King's University College at The University of Western Ontario

266 Epworth Ave.
N6A 2M3 London Ontario

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