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Psychology Program Notes

  • The Department of Psychology offers minor, major, specialization, and honours programs. Both BA and BSc degrees are offered, and students may also choose a Behavioural Neuroscience option for these degrees.
  • Students planning a career or graduate studies in psychology are normally expected to follow the appropriate honours or specialization program. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology should ensure that the course electives they choose coincide with requirements of the licensing boards.
  • The major program is designed for students who wish to concentrate their studies in psychology but at the same time wish to pursue general education in other disciplines. The major program can be combined with a major in another department.
  • Students registered in the Honours, Specialization, or Major in Psychology may select Psychology electives in various Content Areas in order to obtain a broad overview of the discipline. The five Content Areas within the Department are Social, Personality, and Culture; Developmental; Clinical and Health; Behavioural Neuroscience; and Cognitive Science. It is possible for students to pursue in‑depth studies within these specific Content Areas by taking Tier 2 courses.
  • The minor program can be taken only by students registered in another degree program and provides the opportunity to gain basic exposure to the main sub-disciplines of psychology or to pursue one such area in some depth.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of academic counselling services available in the Department of Psychology in order to select the program and courses that best meet their needs. Students are ultimately responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements.
  • Students seeking admission to an honours program may apply either for direct entry on the University application form or, once in the program, to the departmental honours advisor normally following the completion of 30 credits. Students must have a GPA of 3.7 in Psychology courses to qualify for entry to the honours and must maintain this GPA to remain within the program.
  • To qualify for entry into a specialization program, students must have a GPA of 3.2 in Psychology courses and must maintain this GPA to remain within the program.
  • For additional information concerning programs and courses, students should consult the Department.

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