Queen's University

Connect with us

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • RSS

BA Psychology (3 year)

watercolour swirls coming from an illustrated brain

What animal is the smartest? What persuasion techniques work best? How is your gender identity formed? These questions and more are explored through the study of development, cognition, motivation and social behaviour in this online general BA. You will test theories, evaluate scientific evidence and apply this knowledge to everyday life. In the process you will develop effective communication, collaborative and technical skills that are essential in today's workplace.

Click the yellow "+" beside each topic below to expand and see more information.

Program Plan

The Bachelor of Psychology program plan consists of 90.0 units. 60.0 of these units are electives which can be taken from any subject, at any level and in any order, as long you have (or obtain) the prerequisites for any 200 or 300-level courses. The other 30.0 units must be taken as described below. Note: Courses may not be offered every term.

Core courses (6.0 units) offered online

Option courses (24.0 units) offered online

Which may be selected from the following online courses:

Electives (60.0 units)

60.0 additional units selected from all course offerings.

How do I apply?

Admission Requirements

Queen's Arts and Science Online has several admission categories for students with diverse educational backgrounds. View them all here

Submit an Application

To apply for a Queen's online program, simply submit an online application directly through our website here.

How Online Learning Works

Click here to learn more about when to access your course, time commitments, exams and more.

What can I do with my degree?

Can I apply to Grad School?

Admission requirements for graduate programs vary by institution and program. If your education goals include attending grad school, we recommend that you to speak to the receiving institution and compare our programs to their admission requirements. It is currently not possible to complete an Honours degree online at Queen's.

Possible Career Fields

Your BA in Psychology can lead you to a wide variety of career fields, which may include:

  • Advertising 
  • Basic and applied research 
  • Business administration and management 
  • Child and youth care 
  • Community development 
  • Conflict resolution and mediation 
  • Consumer behavior 
  • Corrections 
  • Counseling 
  • Career counseling 
  • Ergonomics 
  • Forensic assessment 
  • Health care administration 
  • Human resources 
  • Law 
  • Marketing 
  • Media – electronic & print 
  • Medicine 
  • Mental health services 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Occupational health and safety 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Professor 
  • Program evaluation 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Residential care 
  • Social work 
  • Speech language pathology 
  • Teaching

*Some careers may require additional training.