Psychology (BA, BSc)
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc)Offered by:
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Science
- Research Methods and Designs
- Fundamentals of Behavioural Neurobiology
- Current Issues in Personality
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Forensic Psychology
All students majoring in Psychology must complete the 33 credit core curriculum. The number of additional Psychology courses required to complete your degree depends on whether you are in the Major, Specialization or Honours stream.
Core Program: 33 credits
- 15 required credits in psychology, including Strategies of Inquiry in Psychology, Statistical Analysis, Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective, Fundamentals of Behavioural Neurobiology.
- 18 elective credits in psychology: nine credits from Fundamentals of Abnormal, Developmental and Social Psychology and Theories of Personality; nine credits from Motivation, Learning, Sensation and Perception, and Cognition.
Credits needed to complete each option:
- Honours in Psychology (66 credits)
- Specialization in Psychology (60 credits)
- Major in Psychology (42 credits)
- Minor in Psychology (24 credits)
Honours and specialization graduates often pursue graduate studies. Others have established careers as medical professionals or youth counsellors. Depending on the selection of courses the specialization may also provide a background for graduate work such as a master’s degree in counselling psychology, or social work, or even in an MBA program.
The major program may have applications in a variety of fields related to teaching, business, personnel, or community involvement.
Some career goals from the minor program might include: art, drama, or music therapy, criminology or forensics, social work, or early childhood education.