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General program

Six of your 15.0 credits will be in psychology. You may choose your other courses from other disciplines of interest.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in psychology provides a good foundation for occupations that deal with psychological issues, but is not intended to prepare you for a career as a professional psychologist.

Honours programs

If you are interested in becoming a professional psychologist, you should consider one of our Honours programs.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a four-year Honours program leading to a BA (Honours) in Psychology.

The Faculty of Science offers a four-year Honours program leading to a B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology.

Both the BA (Honours) and the BSc (Honours) in Psychology require 20.0 credits for the degree; nine of these credits are from psychology. In addition to a number of core courses in fourth year, Honours students either design and carry out a supervised research thesis or participate in an honours project class.

The BA (Combined Honours) in Psychology program allows you to combine your studies in psychology with studies in another discipline.

Minor

A minor in Psychology is open to all undergraduate students in programs other than Psychology.

Co-op

Students who choose the BA (Honours) in Psychology may also apply for the co-operative education (Co-op) option. It will allow you to gain work experience during your university studies.

More information about this option is available on the Co-op page.

Core courses

No matter which one of these programs you choose, your first year will include an introductory course that highlights what psychology offers and describes its basis as an experimental science.

In second year, you will take courses in research methods, statistics and in specialized areas within the discipline. These courses are the core of our undergraduate programs, providing you with a sound foundation for further study.

In third year, you will take courses that deal with specific areas relating to your own interests and will receive an excellent foundation in research methods and data analysis.