Department of Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour viewed from social, developmental,clinical and biological perspectives.

Ranked one of the top  programs for psychology studies in Canada according to Maclean's 2017 Program Rankings and in the world according to the QS World University Rankings, 2017, York's undergraduate programs (BA and BSc) offer the largest and most diverse selection of courses than other universities in Canada. We provide learning opportunities and research experience  in  many different areas of Psychology including developmental and social psychology, abnormal psychology and counseling, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, history and theory, statistics and quantitative methods, as well as explore a wide variety of topics ranging from personality, memory, learning, intelligence, motivation, psychological disorders, biological basis of behaviour, bullying, perception, perfectionism, empathy, cognition, culture, child development and much, much more.

We offer classroom instruction during the day but also have quite a number of evening classes available, which many find to be a great option for busy daily schedules. There are on-line and blended course opportunities as well as experiential learning in so many different off-campus settings, from local schools, to community clinics and even the local zoo.