Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. This includes the study of the mind, the brain, mental health and wellbeing, social and cultural dynamics, as well as lifespan development. The emphasis on science and empirical approaches enables students to gain insight into their own attitudes and reactions and ultimately, prepare them to be more successful in their chosen careers.
Can I start my psychology studies at NIC?
Absolutely. A variety of introductory or gateway courses in small class size with engaging instructors are offered at NIC. Students gain solid foundation in the first two years of university level studies and allow them to seamlessly transfer to other post-secondary institutions to continue their 200- or 300-level courses and/or to fulfill pre-requisites for their program/discipline.
Psychology courses at NIC
PSY 130 – Introductory Psychology I
PSY 131 – Introductory Psychology II
PSY 202 – Health Psychology
PSY 204 – Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 215 – Biological Psychology
PSY 235 – Abnormal Psychology
PSY 250 – Human Development from Conception through Childhood
PSY 251 – Human Development from Adolescence through Adulthood
PSY 260 – Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour
Register in Psychology Courses
Before you can register in a course, you must be accepted into an NIC program. You can study Psychology through the following programs, or as an elective from any NIC program:
What kind of jobs can I get with a bachelor’s degree in psychology?
Psychology is an essential skill-based subject that is applicable for virtually all disciplines. Studying psychology will help students developing vital skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication abilities. By focusing on human behaviour and mental processes, students will gain a fuller appreciation on the complexity of human interactions as well insight into why people think, act, and behave the way they do. It opens many doors, including careers in management and administration, human resources, sales and marketing, counselling, corrections, law enforcement and social services.
Here are some careers options for students majored in psychology
||Mental health worker
||Nursing home worker
||Day care worker
|Community recreation worker
|Cultural diversity consultant
|Public health statistician
||Public opinion interviewer
|Group home coordinator
||Small business owner
|Market research analyst
Psychology provides a wide range of specialization options and its diverse topics will appeal to you regardless of what interest you might have or career direction you are contemplating at this point.
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Humanities & Social Sciences
MA, Educational Psychology (University of British Columbia, 1987)
Sue de Bruin
Humanities & Social Sciences
MA, Research Psychology, with distinction (University of Pretoria, 2007)