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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Psychology (BA) minor

What is the Psychology (BA) minor?

A minor in Psychology is available to students of any other major at Ontario Tech (subject to approval by their home faculty) with the exception of Forensic Psychology, who would like to supplement their studies with foundational knowledge in psychological principles, formalized training in psychological research methods and statistics, and an appreciation for the ethical and judicial treatment of persons. Psychology is of direct relevance to a diverse array of real-world careers, including business, marketing, artificial intelligence, advertising, nursing, education and human resources. A minor in Psychology can thus provide students with important supplemental knowledge with high real-world significance that can benefit them no matter their ultimate career choices.

What courses will I take?

Two of:

PSYC 2010U – Developmental Psychology
PSYC 2020U – Social Psychology
PSYC 2030U – Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 2050U – Brain and Behaviour
PSYC 2060U – Cognitive Psychology


Any four additional 3000 or 4000 level PSYC or FPSY courses (a maximum of two of these courses can have a FPSY designation).

NOTE: PSYC 1000U is a prerequisite for all 2000-level and most 3000 and 4000-level PSYC or FPSY courses.