Undergraduate Program

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