The Psychology Department at Western has over 50 faculty members doing research and teaching in seven Areas of Research Excellence including Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognition, Developmental, Industrial/Organizational, Personality/Measurement, and Social. Undergraduate students often work with faculty, graduate and post-graduate students on cutting-edge questions about human and animal behavior.
Western offers several undergraduate programs in Psychology to accommodate students with varying interests. If you’re thinking about a career in Psychology or a related discipline, you should consider one of our Honors Specialization programs. If you’d like to develop a good understanding of the discipline of Psychology, our Major is the program for you. A Psychology Major can be combined with a Major in another discipline to create an Honors Double Major degree, a valuable stepping stone to many professional programs such as Business, Education, Medicine, and Law. If you’d like to study Psychology as part of your general education, or as a complement to your training in another discipline, our Psychology Minor degree would be a good choice.
We invite you to explore our website to answer your initial questions about Psychology at Western. Feel free to contact us for further information.
Dr. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton
Chair, Department of Psychology