IX. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Applied Science - Major Psychology - Diploma in General Arts and Science

Understanding why people do the things they do is a goal that has been at the core of the science of psychology for at least the last 125 years. As access to intellectual resources increases for the general public, there is an increasing demand for knowledge-based individuals who understand the foundations of human thought and behaviour. In the Psychology program, students will examine theories and research based on the biological and social approaches to human behaviour and cognition. Applications to law, business, education, and the health sciences will be considered.

The primary goal of this program is to prepare students to enter the workforce with the depth of understanding and experience employers are looking for in a wide variety of service, administrative, and industrial fields. In addition, students will select electives related to their professional and academic preferences from a broad range of offered courses available at the University of Guelph-Humber. The program aims to prepare you for a professional career and advanced study at the postgraduate level in a variety of academic disciplines, including Faculties of Education (Teachers’ College).

Students complete 20.00 credits which includes 9.00 required core psychology credits, 6.00 required credits in liberal arts and sciences (ie: Philosophy, Critical Thinking, History etc) and 5.00 credits in free or general electives. It is expected that most students in the program will use their general elective courses to develop knowledge in an area of special interest (ie: child development, justice, business etc). Students must complete these requirements to be eligible to graduate with both a university honours degree (awarded by the University of Guelph) and the college diploma (awarded by Humber). No option exists to graduate with only one of the above listed credentials as the program is fully integrated.

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1