About Psychology

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About Psychology

Psychology is focused on the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Although we are inherently diverse in our expertise within the discipline of psychology, we share the common goal of optimizing teaching and learning.

Whether you are interested in enrolling in a program, or simply want to complete a course or two, Psychology at Athabasca University offers flexible options to help you meet your educational goals.

Our Programs

What We Offer

We offer three-year and four-year Bachelor degrees in Psychology, and a diploma in Inclusive Education.

Psychology Programs

Our Psychology programs are designed to develop or expand your knowledge of the broad field of psychology. Both the concentration and major degree programs provide grounding in foundational courses central to psychology as a science. Options are also available for you to focus your studies in an applied area of psychology. Learn more.

Inclusive Education

Intended primarily for teachers, our 24 credit Diploma in Inclusive Education is offered in collaboration with the University of Alberta. The program enhances teachers' knowledge and skills in the areas of special needs. Learn more.

Our Learning Model

  • Flexible, self-paced learning that allows you to progress through the course material on a schedule appropriate for you.
  • Clearly specified instructional objectives.
  • Mastery-learning approaches that require you to pass individual units of course material before proceeding to subsequent units.
  • Self-instructional exercises that provide you a focus for studying.

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York CVR-VISTA Vision Science Summer School

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University in Toronto offers a one-week, all expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science. See more information here.

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Updated May 11 2020 by Student & Academic Services