Psychology is the science that studies human behaviour and mental processes, and it is one of the richest fields of scholarly and scientific research. The BA in psychology deals with the fundamentals of psychology with a particular focus on how we learn, communicate and interact with one another, preparing you for graduate studies in experimental psychology, clinical psychology, in health sciences, in education or in administration. 

This program is offered in English and in French.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements.

Basic Skills
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Moral Reasoning
Fundamental Philosophical Questions
Great Philosophers
Philosophy: Themes and Texts
Compulsory courses
PSY 1101Introduction to Psychology: Foundations3 Units
PSY 1102Introduction to Psychology: Applications3 Units
PSY 2105Child Development3 Units
PSY 2106Quantitative Methods in Psychology I3 Units
PSY 2110Social Psychology3 Units
PSY 2116Quantitative Methods in Psychology II3 Units
PSY 2174Research Methods and Ethics3 Units
PSY 2301Biological Foundations of Behaviour3 Units
PSY 3307Psychometric Methods3 Units
PSY 4130History and Systems of Psychology3 Units
Optional courses
One option from the following:6 Units
Option 1: Thesis
Honours Thesis 1
Option 2: Course Stream
6 optional course units in psychology (PSY) at the 4000 level
3 course units from:3 Units
Learning and Conditioning
21 optional course units in psychology (PSY) at the 3000 or 4000 level21 Units
48 elective course units48 Units
Total: 120 Units

The electives may be replaced by a combination of a Minor, Option(s), and/or elective units.