Our Psychology program is growing fast! There is so much to explore in this diverse field that ranges from the study of microscopic brain cells to how groups influence our thoughts and behaviours. You will have the chance to learn about the process of scientific discovery in terms of how research is actually done and how research findings are applied in the real world. We will journey together as you learn more about yourself and others from a psychological perspective and how this can be infused with Christian values. As you learn about yourself and others, together we will cultivate a Christ-like commitment to the common good and respect for human life.
If you are interested in how humans develop from the womb to old age, why you believe what you believe, the impact of stress on mental well-being, or how psychology intersects with the criminal justice system, then this is the program for you!
At Providence, students are encouraged to declare a major no later than the beginning of their third semester. The prerequisite for entry into the Psychology major is a grade of “C” or better in any psychology course. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
There is no shortage of career options for psychology graduates! Graduates pursue careers in diverse areas including education, mental health care, respite/home care, child and family services, law enforcement/corrections, research, human resources, and advertising. Others pursue graduate studies in counselling, clinical psychology, experimental psychology, social work, and more.