Psychology is the scientific study of the rich and complex nature of human behaviour, thoughts and emotions. Our department is known for its research expertise in happiness, language acquisition, gambling, child development, gender roles, environmental behaviour, neuroscience, and many other areas of psychology.

Our programs

Psychology is the most popular undergraduate major at UBC with over 1800 students working toward their BA degree and over 130 studying for their BSc degree. Our academic programs offer enriched teaching and learning experiences to position our students for success in graduate studies, as scientists, or in careers in the public and private sectors. Our students graduate with a breadth of skills and outlooks needed for the workplace and the world.