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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

The Department of Psychology extends our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 graduating class of Psychology students who have completed our Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral programs! Please take a moment to watch this special video message.

Interested in psychology?

Psychology is a highly diverse field, and people with training in psychology can be found in a wide variety of careers.

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What is psychology?

Psychology refers to both the science and profession concerned with understanding and influencing the thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviour of individuals. 

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