Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Psychology offers research-based BSc programs that focus on the structure and organization of behaviour in humans and animals. Our emphasis is on cognitive, perceptual, social, physiological, and genetic bases of behaviour. As a science program, we adopt an objective approach in which the study of behaviour is grounded in empirical research.

Topics covered by Psychology courses include developmental changes in behaviour, learning, the structure and organization of the senses, modes of perceiving and responding to the environment, genetic events that shape behaviour, the origins and implications of drives, motives, conflicts, and emotions, and a wide variety of individual- and species-level differences arising from the interaction of genetic endowment, physiology, and past experience.