Welcome to Psychology!

Ignite your passion for understanding the mind and human behaviour. Choose a BA or BSc in Psychology – both will equip you with highly marketable skills that include research methods, statistical proficiency, communication skills and critical thinking, all essential to succeed in Psychology and its related professions. Attend small classes that promote rigorous learning, supported by direct interaction with and helpful feedback from professors.  Our faculty are experts in fields such as forensics, rehabilitation, neuropsychology, memory, aging and vision sciences.  

You will engage in hands-on course-related research projects. All mandatory courses are offered either in English or in French. Choose to focus on cognitive neuropsychology via the Glendon Centre for Cognitive Health, which will give you the opportunity to participate in projects directly related to your studies at health-care facilities such as the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Baycrest Health Sciences Centre. You can also complement Glendon courses with those offered at the York Faculty of Health.  

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Skills


  • How to describe key concepts, principles and themes in psychology, and understand their practical applications 
  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena 
  • Interpret, design and conduct psychological research  
  • Use psychological principles to inform your career goals 
  • Understand multiple psychology specialties: Clinical; Educational; Sports; Forensic; Organizational; Child and Adolescent; Social or community; Health Psychology; and Neuropsychology  
  • Understand various mental disorders and treatment options

Careers


As a Psychology graduate, you will be well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue graduate studies or obtain additional qualifications in related fields. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:  

  • Addiction counsellor  
  • Industrial psychologist  
  • Bereavement counsellor  
  • Occupational therapist  
  • Psychologist  
  • Teacher  
  • Social worker  
  • Speech pathologist  
  • Educational psychologist  
  • Victims’ advocate  
  • Human resources manager  

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Psychology. 

Hands-On Experiences


Apply the concepts and theories you will study to real-world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for Psychology students. 

  • Engage in real empirical research projects and showcase them at our annual research day hosted by the Experimental Psychology courses (and possibly at various Undergraduate Research Fairs) 
  • Engage in Glendon’s on-campus research laboratory, which allows you to apply the concepts you learn in class 
  • Earn valuable experience with our Cognitive Neuropsychology Stream, in practical research opportunities with affiliated hospitals and health centres 
  • Enjoy the opportunity to contribute to research either in French or in English 

Admission Requirements 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with average* of mid-to-high 70s  
  • A minimum of six 4U or 4M courses, including 4U English (ENG4U) or FRA4U  
  • A combination of U and M courses; OACs are accepted  
  • Proficiency in English OR French  
  • For the BSc: one 4U math and one of SCH4U or SPH4U  

*Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses 

Check out the full requirements

Student Supports & Programs

Glendon College prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources Psychology students use the most. 

Meet Your Professors

Our professors are actively involved in almost all areas of psychology, providing our students with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of topics. 

photo of Josee Rivest

Josee S Rivest

COE A001
416-736-2100 x 88116
jrivest@yorku.ca

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Andrée Ann Cyr

cyrandre@yorku.ca (Sabbatical)

photo of Richard Lalonde

Richard N Lalonde

lalonde@yorku.ca (Sabbatical)

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Guy Bernard Proulx

York Hall 123
416-736-2100 x 88151
gproulx@yorku.ca

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Buddhika Bellana

York Hall 125
416-736-2100 x 88358
bbellana@yorku.ca

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Gerald Young

York Hall 140
416-736-2100 x 88362 gyoung@glendon.yorku.ca

photo of Stephanie Marion

Stéphanie Marion

York Hall 167
416-736-2100 x 88355
marionst@yorku.ca

Christine Courbasson  

York Hall 126 cc21@yorku.ca

Jessica Padgett

York Hall 163B jpadgett@yorku.ca

Patrick Cavanagh

COE A005 patcav1@yorku.ca

Ana Badal

York Hall 163B anabadal@yorku.ca

Lisa Fiksenbaum

York Hall 163B lisafix@yorku.ca

Holly Clayton

York Hall 163B hollis@yorku.ca

Laleh Dadgardoust

York Hall 163B laleh.dadgardoust@glendon.yorku.ca

Khedidja Hmamad

York Hall 163B khmamad@yorku.ca

Agnieszka Kopinska

York Hall 126 kopinska@yorku.ca

Dora Ladowski

COE A007 dladowsk@yorku.ca

Geneviève Quintin

COE A007 gquintin@glendon.yorku.ca

Elizabeth Wanstall

York Hall 126 elizw@yorku.ca

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