Psychology is the science that studies human behaviour and mental processes, and it has become one of the richest fields of scholarly and scientific research. The BSc curriculum deals extensively with pure-science fundamentals of psychology with a particular focus on the biological, chemical, physiological and cognitive factors surrounding human and animal behavior, preparing you for graduate studies in experimental psychology, in the neurosciences, or in health sciences.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The French immersion stream 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 in Psychology
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 3103Learning and Conditioning3 Units
PSY 3108Perception3 Units
PSY 3301Behavioural Neuroscience3 Units
PSY 3307Psychometric Methods3 Units
PSY 3377Cognition3 Units
PSY 4130History and Systems of Psychology3 Units
Optional courses in Psychology
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
Social Motivation
Laboratory in Physiological Psychology
3 optional course units in psychology (PSY) at the 3000 or 4000 level3 Units
Compulsory courses in Science
BIO 1130Introduction to Organismal Biology3 Units
BIO 1140Introduction to Cell Biology3 Units
CHM 1311Principles of Chemistry3 Units
CHM 1321Organic Chemistry I3 Units
BCH 2333Introduction to Biochemistry3 Units
CHM 2120Organic Chemistry II3 Units
CHM 2123Laboratory of Organic Chemistry II3 Units
Optional courses in Science
3 course units from:3 Units
Mathematical Methods I
Introduction to Calculus
30 elective course units 30 Units
or a minor
Total: 120 Units