Program Information

School: Royal Military College of Canada
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Military Technologies
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Description: The department of military psychology and leadership serves two purposes. First, the degree programme in psychology provides a university level education that will meet the needs of those enrolled in B.A. Honours Psychology or a B.A. Psychology, as well as students taking psychology courses out of interest in the discipline. Second, the department offers a suite of courses under the core curriculum that provide officer cadets with the foundation of leadership, ethics, and military professionalism.

The department of military psychology and leadership has three primary objectives: to provide a theory-based understanding of human behaviour and mental processes; to teach critical thinking and the scientific method as they apply to psychology; and to show students how to apply their knowledge of psychology in their day-to-day lives as well as throughout their military careers, regardless of their military occupations. The programme focuses on the application of psychology in particular and behavioural science in general, to the military workplace and military operations. Thus, the courses of the programme examine topics in the general domains of military psychology; personnel psychology; leadership and ethics; basic experimental psychology; and special topics. A psychology degree from RMC of Canada provides an excellent grounding for professional development and represents an exceptional way to develop the leadership abilities of graduates.

URL: Psychology at Royal Military College of Canada
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include administrative fees.

Careers: Psychologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 French 
  •  Grade11 Advanced Functions  or  Grade11 Functions and Relations 

Applicants must have completed high school university preparatory courses in the following subjects: English or French at the grade 12 level, and Mathematics – Functions (calculus is recommended) at the grade 11 level. All students admitted to Arts will be required to complete university courses in math, chemistry and physics (specifically designed for Arts students) and are encouraged to have taken chemistry and physics university preparatory courses at the grade 11 level. Students must also offer a minimum course mark of 75% for each of the required courses and have an overall average of 75% on the best 6 courses completed in grade 12 including the required courses. Students successfully completing their first year in arts are eligible for entry into the programme leading to a B.A. Honours Psychology, a B.A. Psychology, or a Minor in Psychology. Students are normally admitted to these programmes after first year with permission of the department head. Students normally apply for B.A. Honours Psychology at the beginning of the third year. Students in B.A. Honours Psychology are required to complete a thesis in the fourth year.