|Description:||Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is both a social and a biological science. As a social science, psychology examines the social nature of human beings and the influence that culture, group membership, and relationships have on individual personality, thought, and behaviour. The study of psychological problems often involves knowledge drawn from other disciplines such as biology, physiology, linguistics, sociology, philosophy, and mathematics. For this reason a student with varied interests can frequently find a place for these interests in psychology. As such, undergraduate courses in psychology may prove of considerable value to students planning careers in professional fields other than psychology, such as medicine, law, education, social work, communication disorders, or business and industry.
Note: The B.A. or B.Sc. with a major or honours degree in psychology is not a professional qualification. It does not qualify the individual to carry on professional work in psychology. Students who wish to pursue graduate study in Psychology are advised to complete an honours program or to combine the major with a minor in Behavioral Science. The major alone will be of interest to those who wish to pursue a broad education and those who plan to apply for multidisciplinary graduate programs, like cognitive science, criminology or the social studies of medicine.