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.

The most popular undergraduate Major at UBC, Psychology currently has over 1800 students working toward their BA degree and over 130 studying for their BSc. During the 2013 academic year, more than 13,500 UBC undergraduates took at least one of our 52 courses (comprising 180 sections). Psychology was initially introduced as a single course and was offered by the Department of Philosophy in 1915. Over the years the number of courses and instructors grew until we officially became the Department of Psychology in 1958.