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Psychology - BA

Is it for you?

Why do we think, feel and behave the way we do? Psychology is central to our understanding of human behaviour, from our biological foundations to our social processes. This program provides learning opportunities and research experience in many fields within psychology including cognition, abnormal psychology, statistics, gender and sexuality, health, human development, law, and sensation and perception. A psychology degree leads to limitless career paths by equipping you with in-demand transferable skills that prepare you for success across many fields.

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.

Program info

Faculty of Arts

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Arts

Grade range: 
Mid 80s1


Experiential learning: 
Applied research projects, labs

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees 

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format 2023-2024:

Ontario students fees range: $7,179 - $7,204
Out-of-province students fees range: $8,008 - $8,701
International student fees range: $33,435 - $33,460

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st & 2nd Semester


  • PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology I
  • PSY 202 Introduction to Psychology II
  • SSH 105 Critical Thinking
  • SSH 205 Academic Writing and Research

Your future

You’ll leverage a broad range of transferable skills and establish a career in a variety of areas and settings including:

  • Addictions and mental health
  • Counselling
  • Young offender support
  • Social work
  • Business
  • Education
  • Behavioural sciences
  • Crisis counselling
  • Student success advising
  • Research
  • Graduate studies or professional programs in psychology, social work, health, medicine, business or law

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.