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Programs

Our department offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 

Undergraduate

We offer undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Both BSc and BA degree students can Major in Psychology or Neuroscience with the following options:

Psychology

BSc or BA (120 Credit Hour) Major in Psychology

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Psychology, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. Psychology Majors complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in Psychology courses above the 1000 level. Research and other experiential learning opportunities are available through laboratories and research project classes.

BSc or BA (120 Credit Hour) Double Major in Psychology

The Double Major degree program allows students to combine a study of Psychology with another subject. The other subject may be from any discipline in the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science or the College of Sustainability. A Double Major in Psychology requires 30 credit hours beyond the 1000 level. Psychology may be the primary subject (defined as the subject with the larger number of credits), or the secondary subject. If the primary subject area is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the degree granted will be a BA.

 

BSc or BA (120 Credit Hour) Concentrated Honours in Psychology

Students who want a challenging program resulting in a broad background in Psychology, and that includes an independent research experience, may want to enroll in an Honours program. Students interested in eventually pursuing graduate studies are particularly encouraged to consider Honours. Honours students complete a minimum of 54 credit hours above the 1000 level in Psychology with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and write a research-based Honours thesis. The Honours thesis and Qualifying Examination requirements are satisfied through completion of PSYO 4500.06.

BSc or BA (120 Credit Hour) Combined Honours in Psychology and Another Subject

Students who wish to study Psychology in conjunction with another subject may wish to pursue a Combined Honours degree program. The other subject may be from any discipline in the Faculty of Science (other than Neuroscience), the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science, or the College of Sustainability. Psychology may be the primary subject (with a minimum of 45 credit hours beyond the 1000 level), or the secondary subject (30 credit hours).

BSc or BA (90 Credit Hour) Minor in Psychology

The 90 credit hour degree with a Minor in Psychology is appropriate for students who want to study some Psychology but do not wish to complete the conventional four-year program. The degree is best suited for students who want a general Science degree with some specialization in Psychology. A 90 credit hour degree program is not suitable for students who wish to pursue graduate studies. With additional study, the degree may be upgraded to a 120 credit hour Major or Honours degree at a later date.

Minor in Psychology

This Minor is available to non-Neuroscience/Psychology students registered in a 120 credit hour Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Informatics or Bachelor of Management program.

Neuroscience

BSc (120 Credit Hour) Major in Neuroscience

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Neuroscience, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. It provides a four-year survey of Neuroscience, and is designed for students not anticipating subsequent experimental graduate-level training in Neuroscience or related disciplines. Neuroscience Majors complete a minimum of 45 credit hours in Neuroscience courses above the 1000 level and do not have thesis (or related) requirements.

BSc (120 Credit Hour) Double Major in Neuroscience

The Double Major degree program allows students to combine a study of Neuroscience with another subject. The other subject may be from any discipline in the Faculty of Science (other than Psychology), the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science or the College of Sustainability. Neuroscience may be the primary subject (defined as the subject with the larger number of credits), or the secondary subject. If the primary subject area is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the degree granted will be a BA.

BSc (120 Credit Hour) Concentrated Honours in Neuroscience

The Honours program is intended to serve as a preparation for graduate work in Neuroscience, biological psychology, medicine, human communication disorders and related fields. Its interdisciplinary nature is reflected in the participation of faculty from several departments in the program. In the first year of study, students take courses which provide a firm grounding in the physical and biological sciences. In subsequent years, the program includes credits in courses drawn from Neuroscience, Psychology and Biology. These include a number of required core courses that emphasize the acquisition and application of laboratory skills.

BSc (120 Credit Hour) Combined Honours in Neuroscience

Students who wish to study Neuroscience in conjunction with another subject may wish to pursue a Combined Honours degree program. The other subject may be from any discipline in the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science, or the College of Sustainability. Neuroscience may be the primary subject (with a minimum of 45 credit hours beyond the 1000 level), or the secondary subject (30 credit hours).

Minor in Neuroscience

This Minor is available to non-Neuroscience/Psychology students registered in a 120 credit hour Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Informatics or Bachelor of Management program.

 

Learn More

Learn about our Psychology and Neuroscience undergraduate programs through the academic calendar, or contact an Undergraduate Advisor to meet in person about your academic aspirations in the field.

 

Graduate

We offer graduate programs leading to a Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in both Psychology (Experimental), and Psychology/Neuroscience. In addition, we offer a PhD in Clinical Psychology

Master's level students in Psychology and Psychology/Neuroscience are expected to advance into the corresponding PhD programs. We do not have a "terminal" Master's program nor do we offer a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology.

 

Learn More

Learn about our Graduate programs or contact the Graduate Advisor to meet in person about your academic aspirations in the field. 

Learn more in our Graduate Student Handbook [PDF-791 KB] and 
Clinical Curriculum Handbook [PDF-157 KB]