Community Mental Health – Psychology (BA)

We are excited to offer a new 3-year Community Mental Health stream in the Department of Psychology (Bachelor of Arts). This program focuses on areas such as social psychology, community psychology, social change, and neuroscience. It’s a great option for those interested in helping others in their community and creating positive change. Upon graduating, students may continue to complete a 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, including our Applied and Honours degrees, or work in the social services.

A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a focus on Community Mental Health sets you up for a meaningful, fulfilling career. When you graduate you’ll be ready to go out into the world and start applying your knowledge and skills in social services and mental health settings.

Program Requirements

To earn a 3-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, you must successfully complete a minimum of 90 credit hours comprised of:

  • 42 credit hours in the core curriculum 
  • 48 hours in psychology, sociology, or approved courses 
  • (42 credit hours): 

Required courses for all Community Mental Health students
(42 credit hours):

PSY 120 Introduction to Psychology I (3)
PSY 121 Introduction to Psychology II (3)
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology (6)
BHS 200 Research Methods (3)
PSY 210 Counseling Theory & Applications (3)
PSY 221 Development Across the Lifespan (3)
PSY 258 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 260 Abnormal Psychology (3)
SOC 210 Social Problems (3)
BHS 300 Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences I (3)
BHS 301 Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences II (3)
PSY 354 Community Psychology (3)
SOC 370 Social Change (3)

Psychology / Sociology Elective Courses
(6 credit hours):

PSY 256 Introduction to Human Cognition (3)
PSY 310 Psychology of Religion (3)
PSY 315 Sociocultural Psychology & Educational Travel (3)
PSY 320 Personality (3)
PSY 352 Forensic & Legal Psychology (3)
PSY 370 Brain & Behaviour (3)

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Specialize in Applied Psychology

Want an edge in your career search after graduation? Our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program offers students the opportunity to specialize in applied psychology, which will open doors to unique research opportunities, hands-on experience in the field and preparation for employment upon graduation.

High-Quality Training

Booth University College’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program provides high-quality training that is recognized across North America. It meets or exceeds best practice guidelines outlined by the Canadian Psychological Association and American Psychological Association.