Psychology (HBSc)

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BrainPsychology programs emphasize the scientific method and its application to the study of behaviour and thought processes in humans and animals. Courses in a wide range of areas are taught by outstanding faculty, many of whom conduct leading edge research in areas such as child development, social behaviour, cognition, perception, personality and the biological basis of behaviour. You can engage in ongoing research and/or applied field work under the supervision of faculty members.

Programs & Requirements

OUAC Program Code: TMP
Approximate Grade Range: Mid to high 70s

The chart below is based on requirements in the Ontario curriculum. We will accept equivalent courses from other academic systems. Admission and approximate grade requirements are based on 6 Grade 12 "U" or "M", which includes English (ENG4U). See bottom of page for prerequisites legend.

Program Name & Options Prerequisites

Combined HBSc Exceptionality in Human Learning/MA Child Study & Education*


* Application to Master’s program in third year of study.

F, Bio

Combined HBSc Psychology/MA Child Study & Education*


* Application to Master’s program in third year of study.

F, Bio

Exceptionality in Human Learning


F, Bio



F, Bio, Ch (rec. C)



F, Bio

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Why Study Psychology at UTM?

  • The Introduction to Psychology course has a laboratory component that allows students to learn fundamental psychological principles through computer-based experiments and simulations. For example, students train a virtual rat named “Sniffy” using a computer program developed by UTM professors. “Sniffy” is now used in psychology classes across North America.
  • Upper-year lab courses teach students research methodology and data analysis skills via class projects.
  • Experiential learning opportunities are provided through the Research Opportunity Program, Individual Project courses, the Work-Study program, and the Psychology Thesis program.
  • Independent research and thesis courses allow students to work independently under a faculty supervisor to conduct a major research project and present their findings. Many student projects are published in academic journals.
  • The Exceptionality in Human Learning practicum course allows students to work with children and adults with disabilities in local schools and social services settings.
  • Small fourth-year seminars allow students to interact closely with professors and graduate students.

Program Plans

Program Plans are quick and accessible overviews of the many academic and co-curricular opportunities available to help you get the most out of your UTM experience.

  • Exceptionality in Human Learning (HBSc) - major
  • Neuroscience (HBSc) - specialist
  • Psychology (HBSc) - major

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Careers by Major

The skills you develop combined with your experiences while at UTM can help you succeed in a number of occupations. Your program of study doesn't determine your career. Created by UTM's Career Centre, the Careers by Major database identifies some potential career fields, how to gain related skills and experience, and useful resources and job samples.

Chart Legend: Bio = Biology
C = Calculus & Vectors
Ch = Chemistry
F = Advanced Functions
Fr = French
Ita = Italian
M = Mathematics of Data Management
Math = One of the Grade 12 U Maths
Ph = Physics
/ = or
, = and
rec. = recommended
approx. = approximate

Sp = Specialist program
Ma = Major program
Mi = Minor program

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