Why choose Psychology at Dal?

Psychology is an intrinsically interesting field of study encompassing all aspects of human and animal behaviour, with many links to associated disciplines such as biology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science. Aside from offering insight into the ways people think and behave, the Psychology program provides an excellent background of experience that can open a wide variety of career opportunities. It will also provide you with critical thinking and analytical skills.

Program Details

Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Options

  • BSc or BA (20 credit) Major/Double Major (4 years)
  • BSc or BA (20-credit) Honours/Combined Honours (4 years)
  • Co-op option available for 20-credit programs
  • BSc or BA (15 credit) with Minor in Psychology (3 years)
  • Minor in Psychology (3 credits)


Required high school courses:

  • English
  • Pre-calculus or Calculus (for BSc option)
  • 3 university preparatory courses

See admission requirements for more information.

Application Deadline and Program Dates

Application deadlines for 2017/18

  • March 1 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
  • April 1 - International students (except USA)
  • June 1 - All Canadian and American applications

Other important program dates

Honours program

If you are applying to the honours program, you should apply in January of your third year of study. If you do not meet the grade requirements for admission in January, you may apply again in the spring after completion of your third year of study.

Students transferring from other institutions must complete one full year of study at Dalhousie and have accumulated six or more half-credits from Dalhousie Psychology/Neuroscience classes before seeking admission to the honours program.

Class Size

  • Classes sizes can range from small seminar-type classes (10-25 students per class) to large lectures (100-500 students per class).

Tuition Fees

Residence & Housing

Whether you're applying to one of our residence halls or you’re looking for help with an off-campus apartment search, Dalhousie’s Residence and Housing services can help.   

Housing options

  • Dorm-style traditional residences
  • Apartment-style, non-traditional
  • Off-campus housing
Contact an advisor

If you have questions about program options, admission requirements, or completing your application, call (902) 494-2450 to set up an appointment with an advisor.