Study the scientific fundamentals of psychology

Psychology is the science specializing in the understanding of human behaviour and mental processes. The BSc program studies the scientific fundamentals of psychology with a particular focus on the biological, chemical and cognitive factors underlying human and animal behaviour. It gives you the opportunity to take part in academic research projects that provide you with privileged insight into the many facets of the discipline, also preparing you for graduate studies in experimental psychology, neuroscience or health sciences.

Why choose the School of Psychology

The School serves as a national and international reference point in psychology. It is characterized by its openness to other disciplines, its strategic directions to meet future needs in the field, and its commitment to bilingualism. The School encourages interdisciplinary collaboration which creates numerous opportunities for you to work with colleagues and professors from other faculties such as Science, Medicine, Health Sciences and Arts.

Part of your learning experience

Along with researchers and professors, you will be able to experience community-focused projects that have real-world applications in everyday life.

 

 

Province Prerequisites Admission averages
Ontario

English or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Two of the following courses:

Biology 4U, Calculus and Vectors 4U (strongly recommended), Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U

Notes:

  1. Biology 4U or BIO 1109 at uOttawa is a prerequisite to BIO 1130 and BIO 1140.
  2. Calculus and Vectors 4U or MAT 1339 at uOttawa is a prerequisite to MAT 1300.
  3. Chemistry 4U or CHM 1301 at uOttawa is a prerequisite to CHM 1321.
± 75%
Quebec – CEGEP

English (603) or Français (601)

Mathematics (201) Calculus I

Two of the following courses:

Biology (101) General Biology, Chemistry (202) General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry, Physics (203) Mechanics or Electricity and Magnetism, Mathematics (201) Algebra I

Notes:

  1. A calculus and vectors course or MAT 1339 at uOttawa is a prerequisite to MAT 1300.
  2. A biology course or BIO 1109 at uOttawa is a prerequisite to BIO 1130 and BIO 1140.
  3. A chemistry course or CHM 1301 at uOttawa is a prerequisite to CHM 1321.
± 65%
Quebec – Secondary V

English or Français;

Technical and Scientific option or Natural Science option (Secondary V);

Science and Technology (with or without option) (Secondary IV);

Chemistry 504;

Physics 504

Note:

  1. Students are required to take a make-up course in functions and/or calculus and vectors at uOttawa is a prerequisite to MAT 1000 level courses.
84%
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The School of Psychology

Since 1941, Psychology at the University of Ottawa has been a reflection of the broad spectrum of modern scientific psychology research and applications.
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Programs

4 years120 units
Neurons

Honours BSc in Psychology

Allison Leeming, student
Student Voices

“This diverse and versatile program allows me to explore human functioning through a variety of perspectives, ranging from sociology to neuroscience.”

Allison Leeming

— Student

What to expect

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French immersion

Located in the heart of Ottawa, which is the national capital and an officially bilingual city, the University of Ottawa has been a bilingual institution for more than 150 years. Immersion students have multiple opportunities to learn French in a wonderful cultural context and an innovative learning environment whose efficiency and successfulness has been proven.
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