Located in ruggedly beautiful Northwestern Ontario, at the tip of Lake Superior is the city of Thunder Bay, home of the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University. The Department of Psychology offers Undergraduate programs in both arts and science leading to bachelor, honours bachelor, and specialized honours bachelor psychology degrees, as well as a Minor in Psychology. The Department of Psychology offers graduate programs leading to degrees in master of science, Psychological Science, master of arts, Clinical Psychology, and PhDs in Psychology: Psychological Science or Clinical Psychology. The Clinical Psychology PhD program is accredited by the Canadian Psychology Association for a six year term until 2023-2024.

Land Acknowledgment  

Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead Orillia is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation.

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