Get out your lab coats — Glendon’s psychology program is now available as a Bachelor of Science degree!
Psychology is one of our largest programs, noted for its academic rigour, hands-on internship opportunities, and personalized attention from professors. Starting in September 2015, this popular program is now available as a Bachelor of Science degree (in addition to a Bachelor of Arts), and includes the science courses required for entry into medical school or other science-oriented careers.
What’s the difference between a BA and BSc in Psychology?
The core Psychology courses and professors are the same whether you choose a BA or BSc. Within the BSc, some of the courses outside your Psychology major will be in the maths and sciences (e.g., math, biology, and computer science). In the BA, courses outside your major tend to be in the arts (social sciences and humanities).
Our bilingual International Bachelor of Arts (iBA) and International Bachelor of Science (iBSc) degrees follow the same structure as the BA and BSc, but fold in additional language courses, internationally-oriented courses, and an international exchange—typically completed in your third year.
Why consider the BSc Psychology at Glendon?
We’re building our program on established excellence
The BSc degree relies on the same Psychology courses that have made Glendon’s BA program strong. You’ll benefit from the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners in psychobiology and neuropsychology, and you can expand your network through our strong relationships with community health centres and hospitals… not to mention the fact that small classes offer the supports needed to help you succeed academically.
We’re also leading experts in bilingual university education. To emphasize this point, the provincial government named us the Centre of Excellence for French-language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education in southern Ontario and invested $20-million in a brand-new facility that was completed in 2012.
You’ll have a competitive advantage when you graduate
While many Canadian universities offer a BSc in Psychology, students in our program are part of a select few who will receive our unique bilingual degree: the first and only comprehensive bilingual degree option in Ontario.
You’ll get hands-on experience
Our program includes a Cognitive Neuropsychology Concentration with internships and research opportunities that will make you exceptionally well-prepared to tackle the public health issues facing societies today.
Apply your knowledge through work and research projects in clinical, real-life, and laboratory settings in a variety of ways, including:
- Analyzing scientific articles, carrying out an experimental project, writing a proposal and a scientific report, and presenting your research at a mini-conference in Intermediate Experimental Psychology.
- Applying your classroom training in a hospital or community health care setting by assisting in conducting neuropsychological assessments under the supervision of a clinical neuropsychologist in our fourth-year applied research practicum.
- Our supervised honours thesis allows fourth-year students to design and conduct their own scientific research study for course credit – a great way to prepare for graduate study!
Looking for more? Our students also beef up their resumes with experience outside of their degree in student leadership, volunteering, and more.
Career prospects – locally and globally
In light of an increasing global emphasis on public health, human development, aging, and mental health, the need for qualified health professionals has never been more pressing.
Our bilingual BSc degree responds to this demand: with 128 million French first-language speakers and another 51 million second-language speakers worldwide, there is a distinct niche for bilingual health care professionals in today’s labour market. By adding a language to your degree, you’re setting yourself apart from other university grads in ways that many others cannot.
Since psychology professionals are employed publicly and privately in institutions and community-based networks, in schools, private practices, businesses, health clinics, hospitals, jails, courts, social welfare agencies, rehabilitation centres and more, you’ll be well-positioned for work once you graduate.
Our small campus provides big opportunities
Looking for an academic experience with personalized attention from professors? Look no further. Small classes and a strong sense of community are key factors in our students’ success.
See our admission requirements here.
How to apply:
Already applied through the OUAC?
If you have already applied to Glendon through the OUAC and wish to modify your application to include the BSc Psychology, you can either add another program choice on OUAC or you can change your current application.
Adding another choice
By adding a choice through OUAC, you will be considered for Glendon’s BSc Psychology as well as any other programs you have already applied to. To do this, log in to the OUAC system and add the BSc code to add it to your list of choices.
Changing your existing application (for those who have applied through OUAC or through the York application)
If you choose to amend your current application, you will replace one program choice with another. To do this, please send a request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the email address that you provided when creating your application. Please include your full name, your York reference number, and specify which choice you’d like to drop (for example, Glendon’s BA Psychology) and what you would like to replace it with (Glendon’s BSc Psychology).
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