First Year

Welcome to Dalhousie's Psychology & Neuroscience program!
Not sure where to start? We have you covered.

Below we've compiled a variety of resources that you will find useful as a first year incoming student. Need more? View psychology and neuroscience Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Declaring a Major

Curious about how to declare your major? Discover when and how to declare

  • Learn about your Program
    Get a Sneak Peak in our At-a-Glance progam information sheets, or delve into the details with our Psychology and Neuroscience Guidebooks that outline everything there is to know about each degree program.

  • Meet an Advisor
    Contact one of our Advisors for program advising, or receive First Year Advising to ensure a successful transition to university life.


  1. Study Skills
    Studying for Success holds regular workshops designed to help students with a variety of academic challenges, like writing multiple choice questions, time-management, and more.

    View a list of Do’s and Don'ts to help you with your first-year (and beyond) studying. 

  2. Funding
    Look ahead into financing your degree, job opportunities, and career planning.
    Departmental Funding | Scholarships & Awards
    Career Counselling | Career & Leadership Development Centre
    Jobs within Dal | myCareer
    Psychology Lab Job Openings | Teaching Assitant (TA) Postings
    Research Grants | Summer Research Awards
    Tuition, Financial Aid & Payment Information | Money Matters

  3. Health & Wellness
    Be in control of your physical and mental well-being while studying.

    Dalhousie's Multifaith Centre | Spiritual Wellness
    DSU Health & Dental | Student Health Plans
    Mental Health Resources (on- & off-campus) | Mental Health Services
    Personal & Career Counselling | Psychological Services
    2SLGBTQ+ Services| 2SLGBTQ+

  4. Academics
    Questions about University regulations, GPA, and other Institutional guidelines? Check out the University Academic Calendar

Email is Important!

All communication at Dalhousie is sent to students’ Dal email addresses.

Checking your Dal email regularly is essential to ensure you do not miss important University and course-specific information. If a professor sends out an email, it assumed that the student has received and read the information.

We recommend checking your Dal email daily. Set up your email on your desktop or a mobile device (instead of logging in to MyDal each time).