Apply now!

Options available

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science
  • Bachlor of Health Sciences (Addictions Counselling) / Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

Psychology delves into what makes people tick. Psychologists study the relationship between mind and behaviour by investigating the nature of thought processes and behaviours in humans and other animals.

Psychologists also study the evolutionary, social and cultural factors affecting the development of our thoughts and behaviours, focusing on topics that have a direct bearing on our day-to-day experience.

A major in Psychology will help you develop skills in analyzing and interpreting complex material, particularly as it relates to behaviour. You will learn theories of how people interpret the world and act in it, as well as theories of human behaviour.

As a psychology student, you will learn from those at the forefront of psychological research. Our faculty members are regularly published in the top journals and make an ongoing contribution to an ever-advancing field.

You will inevitably become a savvy and critical consumer of evidence-based information related to people’s behaviour such as self-help, psychological and medical advice.

Minors | Adding a minor to your degree is a great way to explore academic interests beyond your major. A minor is a set of courses comprising a secondary focus of interest. It is generally not related to your major. A minor may be required or optional. Pursue a second passion by adding a minor to your degree.

Honours thesis | If your GPA is high enough in your fourth year, you can opt to complete an undergraduate thesis course. This is an excellent opportunity for you to earn an “Honours Thesis” designation on your degree.

Experience learning | Our students have a number of experiential learning opportunities available to them including co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the arts & sciences, at both the undergrad and grad level. Transfer students can actually head out on their first work term before ever stepping foot on campus! For example, many transfer students have completed a summer work term before starting classes in September.

Skills acquired | In addition to developing exceptional written and oral communication skills in this program, you’ll also develop strong critical and analytical thinking skills, advanced information acquisition and management skills, as well as precise attention to detail. All of these abilities are highly sought after in the business world and can be applied to practically any scenario.

Combine your Addictions Counselling and Psychology interests with a BHSc/BA!

Gain the specialized practical skills and theoretical knowledge to pursue graduate studies and/or careers in mental health, from prevention and health promotion to intervention and treatment. Major in both Addictions Counselling and Psychology with five-year combined Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Arts degree.

Learn more about the BHSc in Addictions Counselling

Application deadline (BHSc/BA): March 1

Additional admission requirements (BHSc/BA):

Possible careers

  • Social Services
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Worker
  • Research Scientist
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Professional disciplines & graduate studies | Your undergraduate degree in psychology provides an excellent foundation for medicine, dentistry, education and law. The University of Lethbridge’s School of Graduate Studies offers programs at the master's and doctoral levels spanning over 60 disciplines — so why not consider pursuing grad school right here in Lethbridge! Whether you choose to do your advanced studies at uLethbridge or another institution, know that your undergraduate degree has set you on the path to post-graduate success.

Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


First year cost estimator

For Psychology

Let us help you understand your tuition and fees for your first year at the University of Lethbridge.

My experience in psychology at the University of Lethbridge has taught me that we are the architects of our futures. So take it seriously, but try to enjoy the building process. Over the years, studying in psychology has been challenging, difficult, and most times, it is stressful. But it has also been interesting, exciting, insightful, and, most importantly, rewarding.
- Braydon (BSc '20) Psychology

Sample classes

  • Basic Concepts of Psychology
  • Learning & Cognition
  • Brain & Behaviour
  • Behaviour & Evolution
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Abnormal Psychology