• Application Deadline: 
    March 1, November 1
  • Profile Code: 
  • DEC in: 
    Social Science
  • Program Length: 
    2 years

Understanding humans and human potential is at the heart of the social sciences. The Psychology Profile provides a specific focus on human behaviour and the mental, social and cultural processes that shape how humans think, act and feel. Its aim is to understand “what makes humans tick.”  The profile delivers courses in a variety of disciplines such as Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Philosophy and Religion.


The Psychology Profile helped me a lot with my logical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as understanding the behaviour of others.
— Graduate student

What you will learn?

  • To adopt a scientific approach to the study of human behaviours
  • To become familiar with concepts and insights related to various areas of psychology
  • To understand the interaction of factors, which influence human behaviours
  • To apply the methods and concepts of psychology to real-life situations
  • To explain social phenomena and human behaviour using theories, perspectives, and approaches specific to the disciplines of social science
  • To integrate methodologies, perspectives, and approaches of inclusion, equity, diversity, decolonization, and anti-oppression when analyzing social phenomena and human behaviour
  • To conduct an interdisciplinary, individual research project
  • To explain how differences in social identities and world views could influence opinions, beliefs, values, and social interactions
  • To integrate an understanding of the root causes of environmental crises to take actions both locally and globally

Where will this program lead you?

Like all Social Science profiles, Psychology leads to a DEC in Social Science, which qualifies you for most any university program in the social sciences or humanities. The Psychology Profile is designed for students interested in Psychology, although graduates can pursue university studies in a wide range of fields including Business and Marketing, Education, Counselling, Human Resources and Law.

What else you should know?

  • Students get to experience hands-on learning at the General Psychology Laboratory
  • Extra-curricular activities welcome students into a community of mutual support
  • The Psychology Profile Students’ Committee organizes a series of events (movie nights, fundraisers, raffles) and have established a successful presence and community life on social media
  • Speakers of international and national renown such as Psychology experts (researchers and practitioners) and medical professionals are regular guests
  • Opportunities for students to do real research with Dawson’s Neuroscience Research Group
  • The Psychology Profile Award is presented to graduating students who have exceptional grade averages and have demonstrated citizenship and community service related to the field of mental health and well-being

What do you need to apply?

  • A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES.
  • Secondary IV Mathematics: Cultural, Social & Technical option 563-404/414

Application Deadline

March 1

November 1

Last Modified: November 8, 2023