Psychology

Students may major in psychology as part of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science program.

Bachelor of arts students

Students pursuing a bachelor of arts with a major in psychology will normally take the following courses in their first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
English 1090
(critical reading and writing (CRW) course)
CRW course 
language study (LS) course LS course 
1000-level mathematics course1
(quantitative reasoning (QR) course)
1000-level mathematics course1
(QR course)
Psychology 1000 Psychology 1001
minor program course or elective
(breadth of knowledge course encouraged)
minor program course or elective
(breadth of knowledge course encouraged)
  1. Selection of a mathematics course depends on your background and ability. Students should refer to the Math Criteria Chart prior to selecting a first-semester math course. Mathematics 1000 (or equivalent) or Statistics 1500, or two of Mathematics 1090, 1050 or 1051 (or equivalent) are required for admission to the major program in psychology. Students who complete Mathematics 1000 in the Fall semester may complete an elective in the Winter semester.

Bachelor of science students

Students pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in psychology will normally take the following courses in their first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
Mathematics 10901,2 Mathematics 10001,2
Biology 1001 Biology 1002
Chemistry 1050 or Physics 1020 (1050)3 Chemistry 1051 or Physics 1021 (1051)
Psychology 1000 Psychology 1001
English 10904
(critical reading and writing (CRW) course)
CRW course4
  1. Selection of a mathetmatics course depends on your background and ability. Students should refer to the Math Criteria Chart prior to selecting a first-semester math course. Mathematics 1000 (or equivalent) or Statistics 1500, or two of Mathematics 1090, 1050, 1051 (or equivalent) are required for admission to the major program in psychology. Students who complete Mathematics 1000 in the Fall semester may complete an elective in the Winter semester.
  2. Students should consult the Calendar course descriptions to determine whether Mathematics 1000 (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite for other (non-Psychology) courses they plan to take. In particular, students considering Joint Majors or Joint Honours programs should consider taking both Mathematics 1000 (or equivalent) and Statistics 1500.
  3. If you are registered in Physics 1050, you must also be registered in Mathematics 1000 (not 1090).
  4. You are required to complete six credit hours in CRW courses, including at least three credit hours in English. 

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional program information, visit the Department of Psychology or contact the Academic Program Manager.