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The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
The Psychology Department at Western has over 50 faculty members doing research and teaching in seven Areas of Research Excellence including Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognition, Developmental, Industrial/Organizational, Personality/Measurement, and Social. Undergraduate students often work with faculty, graduate and post-graduate students on cutting-edge questions about human and animal behavior.
Western offers several undergraduate programs in Psychology to accommodate students with varying interests. If you’re thinking about a career in Psychology or a related discipline, you should consider one of our Honors Specialization programs. If you’d like to develop a good understanding of the discipline of Psychology, our Major is the program for you. A Psychology Major can be combined with a Major in another discipline to create an Honors Double Major degree, a valuable stepping stone to many professional programs such as Business, Education, Medicine, and Law. If you’d like to study Psychology as part of your general education, or as a complement to your training in another discipline, our Psychology Minor degree would be a good choice.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
The ability to comprehend the thoughts and ideas of people from other times and places and give expression to these ideas in modern terms with relevant historical context
The ability to compile and organize facts and information and to comprehend and apply new and/or unfamiliar information to different situations and settings
The ability to learn, understand and interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations
Skills enabling you to work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, through leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others, to the success of the team
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.