Department of Psychology

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

Ranked sixth among Canada's best university Psychology programs according to Maclean’s 2021 Program Rankings and among the top 100 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings, 2019. York's undergraduate programs (BA and BSc) offer the largest and most diverse selection of courses of any university in Canada. We provide learning opportunities and research experiences in  all areas of Psychology including developmental and social psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, history of psychology, statistics and quantitative methods, writing in psychology and critical thinking. Our professors research a wide variety of topics ranging from personality, memory, learning, intelligence, motivation, psychological disorders, biological basis of behaviour, bullying, perception, , empathy, cognition, culture, child development and much, much more.

We offer classroom instruction during the day and also have evening classes available, which many of our students 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.

Dr. Jennifer A. Connolly
Psychology Department Chair.