BSc in Psychology


Program Description

You can major in psychology through a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of science degree at Grenfell Campus.

You can also complete an honours in psychology through either degree.

Why study psychology at Grenfell?

Psychology seeks to understand how we think, act, and feel. By exploring mental functions and actions, we can understand individual and group behaviour. Grenfell's psychology program offers students a wide variety of topics and provides you with skills and knowledge that will have relevance throughout your life including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Analytic abilities
  • Writing skills
  • Presentation skills

Near of the end of your studies, you'll have the opportunity to present your research to your peers, family, and the community at the Psychology Student Research Conference. It's a celebration of the work of our senior students and an impressive showcase of their skills in the research domain, further demonstrating the dynamic and comprehensive characteristics of psychology.

It's affordable

You'll enjoy the lowest tuition rate in English-speaking Canada. The provincial government gives high priority to education, providing extensive funding to Memorial University. This commitment allows us to provide an affordable yet high-quality post-secondary education.

It's personal

At Grenfell, your professors will know you by name. Our low student-instructor ratio ensures that your learning will be personal and relevant. With just over 1,300 students on campus, you’ll make real connections with your classmates and become an important part of the Grenfell community.

Information for first-year students

You can be part of the Psychology Society where students come together, organize events and promote mental wellness on campus. You can also view and apply for scholarships and awards specific to the psychology program.

As a Grenfell student, you can participate in the Student Exchange Program, where you pay Grenfell tuition rates while studying in another student exchange member university in Canada or the United States.

Students will also participate in the Psychology Student Research Conference which is a one-day event at the end of each Winter term that showcases Grenfell’s senior psychology undergraduate students’ research.


You must meet to the general admission requirements for Memorial University and declare psychology as your major to be admitted to the program.

Career opportunities

Whether completing a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in psychology, your degree from Grenfell will open up doors to a wide variety of career opportunities.

Graduates of our psychology program have a variety of career opportunities, including:

  • Employment counsellor
  • Wellness facilitator
  • Counselling centre intake worker
  • Interagency coordinator
  • English-as-an-additional language teacher
  • Director of research
  • Applied behaviour analysis therapist
  • Violence outreach worker
  • Library assistant
  • International student coordinator
  • Positions in the civil service (customs to social services)

Many Grenfell psychology graduates continued their post-secondary education and obtained professional degrees or graduate degrees (MA or Ph.D.) in:

  • Social work
  • Education
  • Law
  • Policing
  • Medicine
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Criminology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Counseling psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Experimental psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Cognitive neuropsychology
  • Industrial organizational psychology
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University is located in Eastern Canada in the city of Corner Brook on Newfoundland's west coast. Grenfell's unique location offers international students a vibrant, friendly ... Read More

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University is located in Eastern Canada in the city of Corner Brook on Newfoundland's west coast. Grenfell's unique location offers international students a vibrant, friendly and safe learning environment. At Grenfell, our class sizes are small, so it's easy to get to know your professors and classmates - you'll feel at home in no time. Read less