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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of thought, feeling and behaviour. As both a scientific discipline and a profession, psychology relates to virtually every aspect of people's lives. Psychology plays an integral role in understanding human behaviour.

Why take psychology at TRU

Experience small class sizes and engaging opportunities! To better understand the fascinating field of psychology, first year students participate in research studies conducted by upper-year students and faculty. Upper year students have the opportunitiy to conduct research in the Honours program, by taking Directed studies courses or getting involved in faculty reserach, as research assistants and volunteers. Our students enjoy intimate classroom settings with dedicated, knowledgable, caring professors who have an exciting range of research interest. 

Opportunities for students

A chance to learn, research and explore in a supportive environment!

The department organizes conference trips for keen students to attend world-renowned conferences held by organizations such the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognition Studies (CSBBCS).

The Psychology lab (AE 107) is a friendly place open to all psychology students. It is equipped with computers, a printer, SPSS software for analyzing data, a large table, comfy chairs, and assistance from the Psychology lab technician, or the Psychology work study student. Free workshops are held throughout the year on various topics, including:

  •  How to get the most out of your undergraduate degree
  • Writing Papers in APA style
  • Getting involved in Research
  • The GRE"s and applying to Graduate School
  • The Honours Program in Psychology

Careers for graduates

Whether your undergraduate degree is a stepping stone to further education (such as M.A. or Ph.D) or you want to go right into the work force, our graduate are successful!