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Psychology is the scientific study of thinking, feeling, and action. Psychologists study the psychological, biological, and social bases of how we think, feel, and behave and use this knowledge to solve problems in the real world. As scientists, psychologists conduct research in many settings including universities, hospitals, government, schools, and corporations. As practitioners, psychologists apply the knowledge gained from research to solve personal, social, and practical problems. 

The value of a BA in Psychology has been documented many times and BA Psychology graduates can be found working in a variety of roles such as: group home coordinator, behaviour analyst, residential and youth counsellor, and mental health worker to list but a few examples. Many employers are interested in critical thinking and research skills that psychology majors bring and, as a result, psychology graduates are marketable well beyond the boundaries of psychology. 

Starting your journey with KPU Psychology


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    • Plan Your Psychology Degree

      Start planning your degree! Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology.

    • PSYC 4010 Practicum

      This course is designed to introduce students to the career of choice, research settings and possible entry level professional jobs after graduation.

      Open to BAA, BA and BSc students

    • Psychology Honours Planning Guide

      It is never too early to start thinking about the Psychology Honours Program! Admission to the Honours program is competitive. The Psychology Honours Planning Guide can help you plan.

    • Psychology Research Labs

      Want to be a research assistant? Running your own research project? Get lab experience?

    • Kwantlen Psychology Student Journal

      Founded by Dr. Arleigh Reichl, with the support of students and faculty, the KPSJ showcases the outstanding work of KPU Psychology students, and provides students with valuable experience as editors, reviewers, and authors.

    • Honours Student Thesis Defenses 2023

      Monday, April 24, 2023
      9:00am to 5:00pm
      Surrey Cedar Conference Centre -1205 A

    • Kwantlen Psychology Society

      A student-led club for psychology students, hosting events that encourage and promote community and academic excellence