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Psychology undergraduate degree

Study the mind and behaviour

In UNB Saint John’s psychology program, you will ask why and how people do the things they do to understand our desires, impulses, actions, emotions, and thoughts.

Learn from faculty members with expertise in fields such as forensic psychology and criminal behaviour, addictive behaviour, psychopharmacology, human development and animal behaviour. 

You can choose to study topics such as child development, drugs and behaviour, lie detection methods and the causes and consequences of loneliness. 

Small classes for greater interaction 

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.

We offer you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by participating in field placement courses and in research labs.

Participate in active research projects involving either human or animal participants. Our field placement courses involve community correctional facilities and mental health settings. You will also have the opportunities to volunteer in UNB research labs, to take part in research assistantships and to attend professional conferences to present your research.

Your career as a case worker, residential support worker, probation officer, program developer or research assistant starts at UNB Saint John. You will also be ready for advanced and professional degrees in medicine, psychology and other health or social service related disciplines.

Acquire skills in: 

  • critical thinking
  • knowledge integration
  • communication (written and oral)
  • organization
  • interpersonal relationships
  • research
  • laboratory experience

Graduate programs

Are you ready to pursue a career in psychology? UNB Saint John’s psychology graduate program can teach you the advanced research and statistical skills to succeed.

Our program combines coursework, independent research, and collaborations with supervisors to give students a well-rounded understanding of experimental psychology.

Gain applied knowledge, employ experimental methods

Obtain a thesis in your preferred psychological area. We actively participate in the PhD clinical psychology program offered by UNB Fredericton.

Our graduates have been successful in developing diverse career paths in hospitals, government agencies, non-profit and community outreach organizations, as well as research centres and universities.

Research in your area of interest

Research an area of special interest including:

  • forensic, correctional and police psychology
  • peer relationships and social skills
  • measurement and scale development
  • bio-psychology and psychopharmacology
  • addictions
  • attachment, loneliness and well-being
  • neuroscience
  • perception and cognition
  • health research
  • personality