Top Reasons to study Psychology at University of Manitoba

1) You are drawn to a greater understanding of human behaviour and mental processes

You want to explore advances in the biological bases of behaviour and cognitive processes, and behavioural and cognitive neuroscience.

2) You want a program that integrates Psychology with other relevant studies

The Honours and Major programs combine courses in Psychology with related courses in Science and courses from the Faculty of Arts.

3) Take advantage of diverse research and training opportunities

We are notable for the breadth of training opportunities we provide. Our faculty have expertise across the full range of psychological science, including neuroscience, comparative psychology, cognitive science, applied behavioural analysis, development psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology and social and personality psychology.

Minimum High School Prerequisites

Manitoba high school graduation with five full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated as S, G or U. A minimum 85 percent average over the following courses, with no less than 60 percent in each course:

• English 40S

• Pre-Calculus Math 40S (required) and

• One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Computer Science 40S or Physics 40S.


If you don’t have the appropriate high school courses, or you would like to refresh your knowledge in a subject area, the University offers the following preparatory courses.

Biology BIOL 1000, Biology: Foundations of Life
Chemistry CSKL 100,  Chemistry Skills, Offered through Extended Education
Mathematics, Math Skills, Offered through Extended Education
Physics, PSKL 100, Physics Skills, Offered through Extended Education

What will I learn?

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Program Options

  • 4-year Honours
  • 4-year Major
  • 4-year plus 1-year work term Major (Co-op)
Sample Courses
  • PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2250 Introduction to Psychological Research
  • PSYC 2260 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 3200 Thinking Critically About Psychological Research
  • PSYC 3340 Design and Analysis for Psychological Experiments
  • PSYC 3590 Independent Research in Psychology 2
  • PSYC 3630 Psychological Measurement and Assessment
  • PSYC 4520 Honours Research Seminar

What can I do with this degree?

Career Opportunities include:

Psychology as a career: A bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.Sc.) is the first step on the road to graduate-level training to become a psychologist. To call yourself a psychologist, you must complete at least a Master’s degree and normally a PhD in psychology. This applies both to research careers (e.g., university professor) and becoming a practising psychologist. There are several areas of specialization for those who wish to pursue post-graduate training at the master’s or doctoral level; within each area, one may choose sub-specialties in which to teach, conduct research, be a practitioner, or some combination of these three activities.

This list represents multiple career possibilities but is by no means exhaustive.

***Some careers may require further education.

  • Addictions counsellor
  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Career/employment counsellor
  • Case worker
  • Child care worker
  • Child welfare worker
  • Community worker
  • Correctional officer
  • Counsellor
  • Cultural diversity consultant
  • Customs or immigration agent
  • Day care worker, supervisor
  • Educational counsellor
  • Gerontology
  • Government researcher
  • Health services

For more information please visit the Canadian Psychological Association website.

Opportunities for Future Studies include:

The University of Manitoba offers graduate programs in Psychology for Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

The department currently specializes in the following program areas: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, School Psychology, and Social and Personality Psychology.