Queen’s Psychology: Overview

Written by Stephanie Pugh and Matthew Tran

The Psychology Department at Queen’s University is recognized for its innovative and valuable research, scholarship, and skill development programmes, as well as the excellence and integrity of its staff, students, and training.

Do you have a passion for learning about behaviour and the brain? Want to know more about Queen’s Psychology? Keep reading and find out!

Why Choose Queen’s Psychology?

Faculty members at the Queen’s Psychology Department perform research in Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, as well as Developmental, Social, and Clinical Psychology, in 35 labs.

Throughout the program, students can collaborate with academic researchers and graduate students on projects on sexuality, bullying, mood disorders, and infant cognition.

At Queen’s, all students begin their psychology studies in PSYC 100 Principles of Psychology. Perception, cognition, learning, and motivation, as well as their biological origins, are covered in this overview of core elements of psychology.

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This will help prepare you to learn more about child development, social psychology, and behaviour problems in your later years!

  • Specialization at Queen’s Psychology After taking Introductory Psychology in their first year, students choose increasingly specialized courses in their second and third years and then complete their degree requirements with either a thesis or three advanced seminars.

Queen’s Psychology Admission

Students may apply for admission to Queen’s Arts (QA) or Science (QS) through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). Following the completion of first-year at Queen’s, students may apply for a Psychology degree plan.

The Department of Psychology offers the following degree plans:

Psychology Plans:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology, Major
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology, Medial
  • Bachelor of Arts (General) Psychology, Minor

Specialization: Biology-Psychology:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biology-Psychology

NOTE: Details of the above plans are found on the Degree Plan Requirements page.

Secondary School Prerequisites

Queen’s Admissions: Arts

  • Six 4U and 4M courses, including a minimum of three 4U courses, one of which must be ENG4U.
  • Applicants outside of Ontario may have additional requirements.

Queen’s Admissions: Science

  • English 4U;
  • Biology 4U;
  • Advanced Functions 4U;
  • Two of Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, or Calculus and Vectors 4U.

Queen’s Scholarships

Worried about tuition costs? Don’t worry about these costs just yet!

Queen’s offers a wide range of entrance scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary studies for the first time and is administered through Student Awards (Office of the University Registrar.

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