Faculty: Faculty of Science, Applied Science, and Engineering or Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. It seeks to understand our desires, impulses, actions, emotions, and thoughts.

In the Psychology program at UNB’s Saint John campus, you’ll study from faculty members with expertise in fields such as forensic psychology and criminal behaviour, addictive behaviour, psychopharmacology, human development, and animal behaviour. You’ll choose to study topics such as child development, drugs and behaviour, lie detection methods, and the causes and consequences of loneliness.

Why Psychology at UNB?

At UNB, you’ll learn from faculty members with diverse backgrounds, education, and training. The small class sizes mean greater interaction between you, your instructors, and your peers.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by participating in field placement courses and in research labs.

Hands-on learning

  • Participation in active research projects involving either human or animal participants
  • Field placement courses at community correctional facilities or in mental health settings
  • Volunteer opportunities in UNB research labs
  • Research assistantship opportunities
  • Opportunities to attend professional conferences to present research

Skills you will acquire

  • Knowledge integration
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Laboratory experience

For more information, see the Department of Psychology.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • PSYC 2401: Fundamentals of Social Psychology
  • PSYC 3263: Criminal Behaviour
  • PSYC 3343: Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 3752: Drugs and Behaviour


  • Case worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Program developer
  • Research assistant or program coordinator
  • Preparation for advanced/professional degrees in medicine, psychology, and other health-related and social service disciplines.