Department of Psychology

Whether your career goal is human services, public relations, advertising, or ministry, the knowledgeable and caring faculty  in the Department of Psychology at York University can help you acquire the skills you need for the profession you want. Psychology is one of the largest majors at York University, drawing students from across the United States to the innovative department. Seniors participate in a capstone social science research seminar where they conduct an original experiment and report on their findings. 

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Degree Programs


Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Psychology (Online)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

For those interested in earning a psychology degree online, more information can be found on our York University Online page.

A psychology major provides significant career options including:
  • Human Services
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Advertising

Aside from graduate studies in psychology, other advanced study options include:
  • Counseling
  • Psychology Education
  • Research
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Marketing
  • Clinical Psychology

Some of the courses you may take include: 

  • General Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • History and Systems
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Testing and Measurement​​
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Social Science Research
  • Learning and Memory
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology and Christianity

  1. The learner will identify features of the major theoretical perspectives within Psychology.


  2. The learner will develop an understanding of research methods used within Psychology, and use critical thinking skills to evaluate the findings.


  3. The learner will be able to identify and apply psychological principles within real-world situations.


  4. The learner will have a clear understanding of career options in their field. Those who wish to pursue postgraduate studies within the field will have the foundation necessary to successfully continue their education.


  5. The learner will be able to communicate effectively through writing and presentations in order to demonstrate learning through research.


Psychology Faculty

Mr. Jeff Hill

Chair of the Department of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Mr. Jeff Finch

Associate Professor of Psychology

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