Honours BA Psychology

The Honours BA Psychology Program provides students with a liberal arts education that includes broad exposure to the major sub-fields of psychology along with some training in research methodology and statistics. It is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and information useful for a broad range of career options. The requirement of at least one psychology course with a community service-learning experience exposes students to a broader range of experiences beyond the classroom.

Note: At the end of Year 2 students can choose to remain in the Honours BA Psychology program or switch to the Honours BA Psychology: Research Specialist program (if they meet the progression requirements given below).

The Honours BA Psychology consists of 20.0 credits, including at least 10.0 but not more than 11.0 credits in Psychology. The program shall include no more than 6.0 100-level credits and requires at least 14.0 senior level credits.

Additional Information
Program Requirements

Year 1 (5.0 credits)
PS101 and PS102
UU150 or MU158
3.5 elective credits which must include at least 2.0 credits from a discipline outside of the Faculty of Science.

Year 2 (5.0 credits)
Two of PS260, PS261, PS262, PS263, PS267.
One of PS270 or one of (PS275 or PS276);
Either PS280 or PS282;
PS295 and PS296;

Year 3 and 4 (5.0 credits in each year)
Any one of PS260, PS261, PS262, PS263, PS267 (which were not completed in Year 2).
PS270 if not taken in Year 2;
One of (PS275 or PS276) if not taken in Year 2;
PS280 if not taken in Year 2; PS282 if not taken in Year 2;
At least two of PS365, PS366, PS373, PS377, PS378, PS379, PS381, PS383, PS389, PS398 (it is strongly recommended that one of these courses is completed during Year 3).
1.0 credit of PS410, PS472, PS474, PS476, PS487, PS492*

Program Regulations

  1. Progression into Year 2 requires a minimum GPA 5.00 in PS101 and PS102, and a minimum overall GPA of 4.00. Progression into subsequent years requires a minimum overall GPA of 4.00. Graduation requires a minimum GPA of 7.00 in Psychology courses, and a minimum 5.00 GPA overall.
  2. Students are required to include a psychology-based community service-learning experience in their program. This can be accomplished by doing one of the following on-campus courses: PS282, PS283, PS379 or PS383
  3. Students in the Honours BA Psychology program may register for PS360, PS361, PS362, PS363, PS367, PS370, PS375, PS394, or PS395 only with a minimum 7.00 GPA in Psychology, a minimum overall 6.00 GPA and a grade of at least 4.00 in each of PS295 and PS296 or with permission of the department.
  4. Students are able to graduate in honours if they achieve a GPA of 5.00 overall and 7.00 in PS courses. Refer to the Graduation/Degree Regulations for an alternate graduation option if honours degree requirements are not met.