Psychology

Psychologists share a desire to make a positive contribution to human welfare through understanding and influencing the thoughts, emotions, and behaviour of individuals. They are concerned with what motivates us, what social, physical, and biological factors affect us, and what makes us unique.

Our multidisciplinary approach to Psychology provides you with the opportunity to explore these topics and the inner workings of the brain through either an Arts or Science stream, depending on your academic interests. Whichever stream you choose, you will graduate with the objective tools to develop theories, test them through scientific experimentation, and develop new knowledge through comprehensive research methods.

The breadth of study within our Psychology program is what sets Lakehead University apart. Throughout your undergraduate degree, you will gain at least one credit of exposure to all elements of the disciplines and sub-fields including Biological, Cognitive-Affective, Individual, Social, Abnormal, and Developmental, in addition to your stream electives.

We believe flexibility in your studies equates to flexibility in your career path. Our Psychology major can be paired with other majors including Gerontology, Philosophy, Women's Studies, and Education, to explore the intersection of these fields.

Much of our faculty are practicing clinical psychologists with a range of expertise and connections, making it possible to immerse students in research and volunteer opportunities from first year onward.

Applying to Lakehead University is easy and we are here to help you along the way.

Step 1 – Determine your general admission requirements:

To determine your general admission requirements, select one of the definitions below:

Ontario High School Students
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • A minimum of 6 Grade 12U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average**

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.
**Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.  

Other Canadian High School Students
 General Admission Requirements: 
  • Completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School Diploma (see the Program Specific Prerequisites section for your particular provinces requirements);
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

International Secondary School/ College or University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

    Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Canadian College
 General Admission Requirements:

College transfer applicants who are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school;
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses; and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 
Canadian University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Attended a university and successful completion of university level course work since leaving high school/college;
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum overall average of C or 60%.
Canadian Bible College
 General Admission Requirements:
  • A minimum overall average of C / 60% or equivalent;
  • College must be accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE);
  • Successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent;
  • If not eligible right out of high school, a minimum of two years of full time studies must be completed at the Bible College.

Step 2 – Determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements for your program(s) of choice:

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

Program Specific Requirements

Please Select Your Applicant Type

  • Gerontology & Psychology
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Psychology
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Psychology
    Degree:
    Arts and Education (PJ)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Psychology
    Degree:
    Arts and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Psychology
    Degree:
    Science and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Physics 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, 2 from: Biology, Chemistry, Math (additional), or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, 2 from: Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Applied Math 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120, 2 from: Biology 121 or 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 121 or 122, Foundations of Math 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, 2 from: Academic Math 3201, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Mathematics 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Biology or Chemistry is recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B, 2 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Chemistry 621A, Foundations of Math 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), 4 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), Chemistry (NYA, NYB, or NYC), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Pre-Calculus 30, 2 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30
  • Psychology
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Physics 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, 2 from: Biology, Chemistry, Math (additional), or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, 2 from: Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Applied Math 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120, 2 from: Biology 121 or 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 121 or 122, Foundations of Math 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, 2 from: Academic Math 3201, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Mathematics 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Biology or Chemistry is recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B, 2 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Chemistry 621A, Foundations of Math 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), 4 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), Chemistry (NYA, NYB, or NYC), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Pre-Calculus 30, 2 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30
  • Psychology & Philosophy
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Psychology & Women's Studies
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Psychology (Specialized Honours with Major Concentration in Women's Studies)
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Psychology (Specialized Honours)
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Psychology (Specialized Honours)
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Physics 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, 2 from: Biology, Chemistry, Math (additional), or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, 2 from: Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Applied Math 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120, 2 from: Biology 121 or 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 121 or 122, Foundations of Math 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, 2 from: Academic Math 3201, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Mathematics 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Biology or Chemistry is recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B, 2 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Chemistry 621A, Foundations of Math 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), 4 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), Chemistry (NYA, NYB, or NYC), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Pre-Calculus 30, 2 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30


In first year you will be required to take our Introductory Psychology course, which touches on each core area of the discipline to familiarize you with Psychology in general and hopefully introduce you to a topic you would like to explore further.

Within the Arts stream, the balance of your courses must be within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. If you are pursuing the Science stream, the balance of your courses will fall under the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies.

You may earn up to six bonus points to add to your final Introductory Psychology grade by participating in research, or by writing a one page, double-spaced, summary of a Psychology article (1% per 1 hour of research participation or research summary) or a combination of the two. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity as it will expand your understanding of the discipline while boosting your final grade. Listings of psychology experiments available for credit are constantly updated throughout the year.

Undergraduate Research

As Canada's #1 Undergraduate Research University, we make research in your undergraduate years a reality. Our faculty members are experts and active researchers in their areas of study, including:

  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression

You will also have the opportunity to participate in research projects starting in first year, allowing you to get a glimpse into the professional application of Psychology very early on.

Student Clubs & Organizations

We have two student associations open to Psychology students: the Psychology Association for Lakehead Students (PALS) and Psi Chi. PALS hosts workshops, mentorship opportunities, networking events, and presentations throughout the year to engage students both on-campus and in the field of study.

Our Psi Chi chapter is part of an internationally recognized honours society. Members must have a GPA in the top 35% of their class across the university, and minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses.

Hands-On Courses

Beginning in second year, you may choose to take Research Opportunity and/or Directed Reading courses under the guidance of a Psychology professor. These courses are intended to enhance your in-class, theoretical learning with hands-on experience in a subfield. This experience provides significant professional advantages whether you plan to focus on research or clinical studies after graduation.


More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Arts (Includes, but is not limited to: HBMus, HBFA, Palliative Care, Dementia Studies, NLIP)
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$5,984.51
$0.00
$1,154.37
$7,138.88
$3,569.44
$3,569.44
$1,196.90
$1,305.57
$598.45
$652.79
2
$5,955.86
$0.00
$1,134.37
$7,090.23
$3,545.12
$3,545.11
$1,191.17
$1,299.84
$595.59
$649.92
3
$5,915.30
$0.00
$1,134.37
$7,049.67
$3,524.84
$3,524.83
$1,183.06
$1,291.73
$591.53
$645.87
4
$5,398.29
$0.00
$1,134.37
$6,532.66
$3,266.33
$3,266.33
$1,079.66
$1,188.33
$539.83
$594.16
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE TotalPart-time Ancillary Fees Override
1
$23,731.00
$0.00
$1,154.37
$24,885.37
$12,442.69
$12,442.68
$4,746.20
$4,854.87
$2,373.10
$2,427.44
2-4
$23,731.00
$0.00
$1,134.37
$24,865.37
$12,432.69
$12,432.68
$4,746.20
$4,854.87
$2,373.10
$2,427.44
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP

2019-2020 Undergraduate Full-Time Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay)CodeAmountOpt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES:   
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00No
Student Athletic SocietySATHF117.94No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF62.02No
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00No
Essential LU Services Subtotal 304.96 
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees    
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS24.89 No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF51.03 No
LUSU Medical/DentalSMEDF *392.07 See Below
LUSU Bus PassSLBUS **198.95 No
Essential LUSU Fees Subtotal 646.94 
Essential LU & LUSU Services Fees Subtotal: 951.90 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES   
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF77.23Yes
 LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS156.12Yes
Fees Passed by Student Referenda:   
Aboriginal Programming FeeSLRAB2.00Yes
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF 0.50 Yes
Nanabijou FeeSLRNA5.00Yes
Social Action FeeSLRSA2.00Yes 
SustainabilitySLRSU5.50Yes
WUSC - World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00Yes
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) FeeSLCSF17.12Yes
LU Radio FeeSRADF10.00Yes
Non-Essential Fees Subtotal: 182.47 
TOTAL Potential Undergraduate Full-Time Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay) 1,134.37 

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUS):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


2019-20 Undergraduate Full-Time Ancillary Fees for First Year  Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code AmountOpt Out Potential?
First Year Students Orientation Fee SORIE 20.00No
Total Potential Undergraduate Full-Time Ancillary Fees: 1,134.37 
 TOTAL Potential Ancillary Fees for First Year Students (Thunder Bay):
  1,154.37 
2019-20 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students - Per Course (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)Opt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00No
Student Athletic SocietySATHF23.5911.79No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.406.20No
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF10.215.10No
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS20.980.49No
ESSENTIAL Fees Subtotal: 72.1836.09 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF 15.457.72Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services Fee SLUS111.225.61Yes
Aboriginal Programming Fee SLRAB0.400.20Yes
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF0.100.05Yes
 Nanabijou Fee SLRNA1.00  0.50Yes
Social Action FeeSLRSA0.400.20Yes
Sustainability FeeSLRSU1.100.55Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Student) FeeSLRWU1.400.70Yes
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.421.71Yes
LU Radio FeeSRADF2.001.00Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL fees Subtotal: 36.4918.25 
TOTAL Potential Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 108.6754.34 
     
2019-20 Distance Education Courses or Co-op (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE) Opt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS20.980.49No
ESSENTIAL fees Subtotal: 0.980.49 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF15.457.72 
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS111.225.61 
Aboriginal Programming FeeSLRAB0.400.20 
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF0.100.05 
Nanabijou FeeSLRNA1.000.50 
Social Action FeeSLRSA0.400.20 
Sustainability FeeSLRSU1.100.55 
WUSC World University Service of Canad (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.400.70 
CFS Fee (Canadian Federation of Students)SLCFS3.421.71  
 NON-ESSENTIAL Fees Subtotal:  34.49 17.25 
 TOTAL Potential Ancillary Fees for Distance Education or Co-Op (Thunder Bay):  35.4717.74  
     
2019-20  Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia) Code AmountOpt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES   
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Student Athletic SocietySATHO94.37No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO62.02No
Essential LU Services Subtotal 181.39 
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fee   
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS44.89No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO51.03No
LUSU U-Pass Fee **SLBUO141.45No
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDF392.07See Below
Essential LUSU Services Subtotal 589.44 
ESSENTIAL Full-Time Student Ancillary Fees (Orillia) Subtotal: 770.83 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES   
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO77.23Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS356.12Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00Yes
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF17.12Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL Full-Time Student Ancillary Fees (Orillia) Subtotal 157.47 
TOTAL Potential Full-Time Student Ancillary Fees (Orillia) 948.30 

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUO):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 

2019-20 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for 1st Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
1st Year Students Orientation FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Total 928.30
Total 948.30
2019-20 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)Opt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
Student Athletic SocietySATHO18.879.44No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.406.20No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO10.215.10No
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS40.980.49No
ESSENTIAL Ancillary Fees Subtotal: 11.185.59 
 NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO15.457.72Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS311.225.61Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.40.70Yes
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCSF3.421.71Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL Ancillary Fees Subtotal: 31.4915.75 
TOTAL Potential Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia): 78.9639.48 
     
2019-20  Distance Education Courses Or Co-op (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)Opt-Out Potential
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS40.980.49No
ESSENTIAL Fees Subtotal: 0.980.49 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO15.457.72Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS311.225.61Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.400.70Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES SUBTOTAL: 31.4915.75 
TOTAL Potential Distance Education or Co-Op Ancillary Fee (Orillia): 32.4716.24 
2019-20  Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia) Code AmountOpt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES   
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Student Athletic SocietySATHO94.37No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO62.02No
Essential LU Services Subtotal 181.39 
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fee   
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS44.89No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO51.03No
LUSU U-Pass Fee **SLBUO141.45No
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDF392.07See Below
Essential LUSU Services Subtotal 589.44 
ESSENTIAL Full-Time Student Ancillary Fees (Orillia) Subtotal: 770.83 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES   
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO77.23Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS356.12Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00Yes
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF17.12Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL Full-Time Student Ancillary Fees (Orillia) Subtotal 157.47 
TOTAL Potential Full-Time Student Ancillary Fees (Orillia) 948.30 

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

** 
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUO):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 

2019-20 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for 1st Year Full-Time Students (Georgian-Barrie) Code Amount
1st Year Students Orientation FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Total 928.30
Total 948.30
2019-20 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Georgian-Barrie: Engineering)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)Opt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
Athletic Building FundSABFG14.007.00No
Student Athletic SocietySATHG23.5911.79No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMG5.002.50No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAG12.406.20No
LU-GC Student FundSCISG6.003.00No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDG10.215.10No
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS60.980.49No
ESSENTIAL Ancillary Fees Subtotal: 72.1836.08 
 NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSG15.457.72Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS511.225.61Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.400.70Yes
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCSF3.421.71Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL Ancillary Fees Subtotal: 31.4915.75 
TOTAL Potential Per Course Ancillary Fee (Georgian-Barrie): 103.6751.83 
     
2019-20  Distance Education Courses Or Co-op (Georgian-Barrie)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)Opt-Out Potential
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS60.980.49No
ESSENTIAL Fees Subtotal: 0.980.49 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSG15.457.72Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS511.225.61Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.400.70Yes
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.421.71Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES SUBTOTAL: 31.4915.74 
TOTAL Potential Distance Education or Co-Op Ancillary Fee (Georgian-Barrie): 32.4716.23