To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Psychology program page.
A four year degree providing a rigorous examination of a subject designed to prepare you for graduate studies, professional programs or a high degree of specialization within your subject area. The B.Sc. Honours degree requires high grade standards; you have the option to declare a Minor. Co operative Education options are available in most Honours degree programs.
A four year degree providing in depth study of a subject designed for students interested in pursuing a career in a specific subject area. You also have the option to declare a Minor. Co-operative Education options are available in most Four Year Major degree programs.
The following pages include entries for all Honours and Four Year Major programs available in the Faculty of Science. Double Honours and Double Major programs are also possible in Science.
If you are admitted Direct Entry from high school to the Faculty of Science, you should follow either the Focused or Balanced Approach for your course selection.
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Honours and Four Year Major degrees are available.*
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes, including the biological bases of behaviour and cognitive processes, and behavioural and cognitive neuroscience.
The Honours and Major programs combine courses in Psychology with related courses in Science.
|CHOOSE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:||FOCUSED APPROACH||BALANCED APPROACH||SAMPLING APPROACH|
|PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology||6||6||6|
Choose 6 credit hours of introductory Science courses from the following areas of study:
|W course (PDF)||3-6|
|Total Credit Hours||30||24|
Note: All Psychology students meet the M requirement with a required Year 2 Psychology research course.
Note: The science courses listed above are a set of recommended courses for entrance to the Psychology Honours and Major programs. However, students may choose to substitute any other science courses beyond this list to satisfy the entrance requirements.
|*Minimum grades in required courses, as outlined in the Academic Calendar Psychology Honours and 4-Year Major Program charts.|
Admission to the Faculty of Science is an automatic process, referred to as a 'transit', and therefore does not require an application process for admission to the faculty. Once you have completed 24–30 credit hours of course work you are eligible to transit to the Faculty of Science. To be eligible for the B.Sc. Honours or B.Sc. Four Year Major degrees you must satisfy the specific course requirements as explained in the tables above.
See the Applicant Information Bulletin for more details.
|Minimum Credit Hours:||24 credit hours as listed in each Balanced Approach.|
|Minimum Course Load:||University 1 or your first year may be completed on a part time or full time basis. Admission requirements may be completed in the Summer Session.|
|W Requirement:||Not required for admission, but must be done in first 60 credit hours.|
|M Requirement:||Not required for admission, but must be done in first 60 credit hours.|
Major: 2.00 with minimum grades in required courses as outlined in the Academic Calendar.
Honours: 3.50 degree GPA with minimum grades in required courses, as outlined in the Academic Calendar. Admission to the Honours Psychology program requires the completion of a course that is normally taken in Year 2. Students will normally enter Honours Psychology in Year 3. Students who qualify for entry to the 4-Year Major in Psychology after Year 1 should choose that option. See the 4-Year Major entry requirements for details.
|Selection Criteria:||Grades only.|