About UBC Psychology


The Department of Psychology ranks tenth in the world and first in Canada in the latest subject rankings by Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2018). Our 60 faculty members and 132 full-time graduate students and post-doctoral fellows conduct research across the spectrum of psychology, representing eight sub-disciplinary specializations: Behavioural Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive Science, Developmental, Health, Learning Enhancement, Quantitative Methods, and Social/Personality.

UBC Psychology has a long and rich history at UBC. It’s the most popular undergraduate major with over 1,800 students working towards their BA in psychology and over 130 studying for their BSc. More than 13,000 students take at least one psychology class each year. Our teaching and research expertise positions our students for success in graduate studies, as scientists, or in careers in the public and private sectors.