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Why Hire U of T Psychology Graduates?
The Department of Psychology, established in 1891, offers a research-based undergraduate education, which is broad and comprehensive. The diversity of our faculty’s research expertise prepares our students well for postgraduate training and for occupations requiring a psychology background.
Through the study of psychology, graduates learn the fundamental principles and methods used in psychological research, biology, and pharmacology, including statistical analysis and survey and outcome analysis.
Our graduates are well-rounded and imaginative thinkers. They learn to analyze both normal and abnormal human behaviour, thoughts, emotions and motives, mental ability, perception, communication, development and individual differences, group dynamics, decision making, and neurological and developmental disorders.
Affiliations with Leading Research Institutions
Although there is no general clinical program, the Department of Psychology is affiliated with cooperating institutions that provide students with opportunities to engage in clinical and applied research. Institutions include
The Hospital for Sick Children, Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, Institute for Life Course and Aging, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, and Toronto Western Hospital.
Psychology Co-op Program
Exceptional students who demonstrate high scholastic achievement, as well as strong mathematical and Englishlanguage competency, participate in the U of T Scarborough co-op program in psychology. Two 4-month paid work terms alternate with study terms, providing a strong grounding in practical research methods, including statistics, experimental design, and laboratory work, as well as library research and report writing. Two Co-op Programs are available in:
Exceptionality in Human Learning Practicum
U of T Mississauga offers employers the opportunity to recruit fourth-year undergraduate students for an unpaid practicum, starting in September, for one day a week for eight months. The Exceptionality in Human Learning practicum focuses on several areas, including developmental delay, motor impairment, hearing impairment/deafness, and visual impairment/blindness.
Jobs for Which Our Graduates Are Ready
Updated, March 2009