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The study of psychology helps you gain a deeper understanding of human behaviour, thoughts and feelings.

As a psychology major, you will study the developmental mechanisms and processes that regulate the behaviour of individuals. Build your skillset and prepare for a career or pursue advanced graduate studies.

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Prince George
122 credits,  4 Years,
Part-time available
Experiential Learning
Co-op,  Faculty Supervised Research,  Study Abroad,  Undergraduate Research Experience
Honours Option
Jan,  May,  Sep

Program Details

Your first two years feature courses in the psychology of learning, lifespan development, social psychology, biopsychology and statistics.

Delve into emotion and motivation, sensation and perception, cognition, abnormal psychology, and theories of personality, in your third and fourth years.

You'll have the opportunity to conduct a research project with a faculty member, either by applying to the Honours degree program or as an Independent Study. 

You will learn from faculty and researchers who study physiology and behaviour, positive psychology, intercultural communication, ecological and conservation psychology, embodied cognition, and conceptual and language processing.

Program Website Academic Calendar

Career Paths

  • Counsellor
  • Clinician
  • University or hospital researcher
This degree prepares you to advance your study of psychology with a master’s degree and PhD level, both available at UNBC.

Why at UNBC

  • Focus on areas of relevance to northern B.C., especially the understanding of human health, human development and social well-being
  • Gain access to national survey data through the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre housed at UNBC
  • Conduct a research project with a faculty member, either by applying to the Honours degree program or as an Independent Study
UNBC motto

'En Cha Huná

UNBC’s motto, from the Dakelh (Carrier) Elders, reminds us that all people have a voice and a viewpoint. Interpreted as “respecting all forms of life,” 'En Cha Huná encapsulates the spirit of academic freedom, respect for others, and willingness to recognize different perspectives.

Admission Requirements

High School Requirements (applicable for BC and Yukon)

Overall average of 65% minimum in the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Additional Grade 12 Course (Elective or Academic)

Domestic Admission Requirements

View the full list of Approved Academic Grade 12 Courses

More high school admission requirements (including out-of-province, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement)

Transfer Requirements

  • Have attempted at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary transferrable coursework from a recognized institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the transfer institution
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from the most recent 30 credits prior to transfer
  • For the purposes of verifying any outstanding first-year prerequisites, high school transcripts may be requested

Detailed transfer requirements

Tuition and Fees

Approximate Costs per Academic Year

(30 credit hours, 10 courses)

  Domestic International
Tuition* $5,870 $24,770
Student Fees* $1,185 $1,185
Books* $1,700 $1,700

* Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.

Tuition and Fees

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

View the hundreds of available scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

  • 1 in 4 students receive a UNBC financial award.
  • $3,500,000 in financial awards given each year.
Awards and Financial Aid Information for Indigenous Students

We Are Here to Help

This is your personal guide through every step of the admissions process. We are here for one reason: to support you. We help every part of the admissions process make sense. Just ask us.

Email: futurestudents@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-6306

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