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Discover your edge in psychology

Psychology at UVic offers a range of degree options and program streams that let you study what you're most passionate about — from social psychology to cognitive neuroscience.

Undergraduate studies

Graduate research that makes an impact

Our graduate programs place a strong emphasis on research. With more than 50 labs and a community-based Psychology Clinic, you'll find a home for your ideas and your questions.

Graduate studies

Careers in psychology

As a student, Rebekah Erikson was a peer helper with UVic Counselling Services. She now helps coordinate the Student Mental Health Leadership program at UVic's Office of Student Life.

Career possibilities

Internationally recognized researchers

Faculty members like Bonnie Leadbeater, who studies bullying and youth health, are making a significant contribution to research that changes lives.

Our research

Bring your learning to life

Nicole Mandyk's work-term at Mary's Farm and Sanctuary was the perfect blend of counselling and outreach, bringing her classroom education in psychology and Indigenous studies to life.

Co-op education

Understanding the human experience

Psychology studies behaviour and mental processes. It addresses fascinating questions about the human experience.

Our students contribute to our vibrant research community. They assist in research laboratories and work closely with faculty on experiments.

With us, you'll get hands-on experience and work on important issues that matter to our society.

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Psychology