Faculty of Arts - Psychology

Program description

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.

Program options

Degree options

B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (General) - 3 Years

B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Advanced) - 4 Years

B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Advanced) - Co-op option - 5 years

B.A. (Hons.) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) - 4 Years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Areas of study

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methodology
  • School Psychology
  • Social and Personality Psychology  

Co-op Option

The Department of Pyschology offers a Co-op education program attached to the Advanced degree option. Students in the Co-op program have an amazing opportunity to meet employers, get career support and complete 12-months of paid work experience before graduation.

Professional opportunities

  • Activities Instructor
  • Border Services Officer
  • Crisis intervention Worker
  • Fundraiser
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Representative
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Social Program Coordinator
  • Student Advisor
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Professional opportunities that require Masters or Doctoral:

  • Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
  • Experimental Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Health and Wellness Psychologist
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
  • Marketing Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • University Professor 

Admission requirements

Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.

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.  

Important links

Faculty of Arts 
Department of Psychology 
Graduate Studies in Psychology