Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University


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. Through research, psychology plays an important role in understanding human behaviour and applying this knowledge.

Why take psychology at TRU

Our first-year students participate in research studies from honours students, directed studies students and faculty, to better understand the field of psychology, and gain bonus marks. All this in small classes with dedicated, knowledgable, and caring professors with a variety of research interests.

Opportunities for students

Students attend and present at conferences. Most years the department organizes a trip for a group of keen students to attend a world-renowned conference (e.g. the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention). Past trip locations have included Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

  • Psychology lab open to all students
  • Free workshops to help students

Careers for graduates

Our students are successful in getting accepted into graduate schools and getting hired. Possibilities include: university professor, psychologist, counselling, law school, law enforcement, public service, human resources, mental health and disability services, addiction services, research and statistics, and education.