Why Psychology?

TWU’s Psychology program considers what it means to be human, and emphasizes how an acute understanding of mind and behaviour can be put to work to help our communities.

Why Psychology?

TWU’s Psychology program considers what it means to be human, and emphasizes how an acute understanding of mind and behaviour can be put to work to help our communities.

The Psychology program is one of the most popular majors at TWU, and for good reason.

Dubbed the ‘hub science’--with research and perspectives that inform the social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, the humanities, and philosophy – psychology is a natural complement to many academic pursuits, and it prepares students for a broad range of professions.

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour, exploring perception, cognition, neuroscience, attention, emotion, motivation, personality, behaviour, phenomenology, and much more. Although much of this knowledge is traditionally applied to assessing and treating mental health problems, the study of psychology is also directed towards solving problems in a broad array of human activities. Psychology, after all, ultimately aims to benefit society. Our program encourages personal and spiritual growth, fosters community spirit, and integrates academics, research experience, practice, and faith. Led by respected researchers and practicing professional psychologists, students will gain valuable experience in our state-of-the-art facilities, fieldwork, and work placement opportunities. Travel study and retreat courses are available each summer. Students can also join the Psychology Club and Psi Chi Honors Society to experience leadership opportunities and engage psychological issues outside of the classroom.

The Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology (M.A.) is offered for students who have completed the honours program in psychology and who wish to continue their studies.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Our campus is beautiful. Bordered by farmland and within sight of mountains, yet within 10 minutes of Langley City Centre, it provides the perfect environment for staying active while focusing on your studies.

Careers in Psychology
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A degree in psychology helps students put their interpersonal skills into practice. Students will be prepared for various careers such as:

  • Counselling
  • Therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Brand Management
  • Child protection services
  • Christian ministry
  • Social work

Faculty Profiles

Kelly Arbeau

Kelly Arbeau, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Harold Faw, Ph.D.

Professor; Coordinator of Multidisciplinary Major in Social Sciences

Phil Laird, Ph.D.

Vice Provost, TWU Extension; Associate Professor of Psychology; Acting Director, MA Leadership Program

Charles M. Macknee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology; Chair of the Department of Social Sciences

Jaime Palmer-Hague

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Valentina Proietti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Judy Toronchuk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair, Human Research Ethics Board