Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It is also the profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems. Psychologists and their work can be classified into three general categories: Research Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Clinical/Counselling Psychology. Bachelor of Arts programs in psychology offer comprehensive training that will provide an essential foundation for pursuing careers within any of these three areas.
B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (General) - 3 Years
B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Advanced) - 4 Years
B.A. (Hons.) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) - 4 Years
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
Areas of study
Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry option
Direct entry is not an option for this program. Please review the Advanced Entry option section for more information.
Advanced entry option
24 credit hours in U1 (or approved bachelors program)
This entry option is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
High school prerequisites
High school prerequisites: None
Many programs will require or recommend specific high school courses over and above their admission requirements. These high school prerequisites are not always required to enter the program, but they must be completed to enrol in certain university courses within it. If a student does not have a particular prerequisite when they enter the program, they may complete an equivalent upgrading course at university that will satisfy the prerequisite requirement.
More details on admission requirements, application dates and how to apply is available on the Faculty of Arts apply for admission page.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
The field of psychology is incredibly diverse, encompassing all topics related to human thought and behaviour. The Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba is notable for the breadth of training opportunities that it provides to undergraduate students. As researchers and university teachers, Psychology faculty have expertise across the full range of areas within the discipline of psychological science, including neuroscience, comparative psychology, cognitive science, applied behavioural analysis, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, and social and personality psychology.