<Undergraduate Courses and Programs
Arts, Science and Engineering:
The Department of Psychology offers a curriculum which begins with a broad introductory survey of the various areas of enquiry within the discipline of psychology and the various applications of psychological knowledge.
The intermediate level of the curriculum then provides choice from a wide range of courses which pursue selected areas of psychology in greater depth. Insofar as possible, courses are offered in multiple sections with alternative formats so that students may select the format which most nearly meets their needs.
At the advanced level, courses are typically offered in relatively small seminars. Students are encouraged to select a wide range of courses and a high degree of flexibility is possible within the programs offered. It is the intention of the Department of Psychology to serve the needs of students whose interests in the discipline range from curiosity to commitment.
For specific Honours BA and BA program requirements please consult the Faculty of Arts Programs of Study section of this calendar. For specific Honours BSc and BSc program requirements please consult the Faculty of Science and Engineering Programs of Study section of this calendar.
Admission to all 2000-, 3000- and 4000-level courses in psychology (with the exception of AK/AS/SC/PSYC 2020 6.00, AK/AS/SC/PSYC 2021 3.00 and AK/AS/SC/PSYC 2022 3.00) is conditional upon satisfactory completion of Introduction to Psychology, AK/AS/SC/PSYC 1010 6.00. Further, students must obtain a minimum grade of C (4.0) in AK/AS/SC/PSYC 1010 6.00 to be permitted to continue as a major or minor in psychology as well as to take psychology courses for which AK/AS/SC/PSYC 1010 6.00 is a prerequisite. Under exceptional circumstances, non-majors and non-minors who have not obtained a minimum of C (4.0) in AK/AS/SC/PSYC 1010 6.00 may apply for special consideration to enrol in an upper-level psychology course for which AK/AS/SC/PSYC 1010 6.00 is a prerequisite. This application should be made to the psychology undergraduate program director of the Faculty offering the course.
Courses in psychology normally meet for at least three hours a week, for one term (three credits - course numbers end in "3.00") or for two terms (six credits - course numbers end in "6.00"). Most of the courses listed below are offered in more than one section. Students cannot obtain credit for two sections of the same course, except for independent study courses.
Some 3000- and 4000-level courses may require AK/AS/SC/PSYC 2020 6.00 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite. Students should note that the material taught in this course may be important for them in their chosen career or in graduate work. Students might also consider taking AK/AS/SC/PSYC 3010 3.00 as preparation for work in the final academic session.
Students in all psychology courses are encouraged to learn about psychological research by participating as subjects in research projects conducted under the supervision of the Department of Psychology.
Not all of the courses listed below will necessarily be offered in any given year or term. For details of courses to be offered, please consult the psychology supplemental calendar.
Subject to program requirements and degree credit equivalent/exclusion and in-Faculty regulations, students may complete courses offered outside of the Faculty of Arts for credit in psychology.
Note: The following courses are open to first-year students./Les cours suivants sont ouverts aux étudiants de première année : GL/PSYC 2510 6.00, GL/PSYC 2510 6.00.
Courses in Psychology
Note for Arts, Atkinson, Science and Engineering students:
To be eligible to enrol in 4000-level psychology courses, students must be in an Honours program and have completed at least 84 credits. Further, all 4000-level psychology courses have the following general prerequisites:
Some 4000-level psychology courses may have prerequisites in addition to the general prerequisites listed above. For additional prerequisites, please see below.
Students may be allowed to register for a course for which they lack the stated prerequisites if they obtain written permission of the instructor. See the department's supplemental calendar for the conditions under which such permission may be given.
Psychology is offered by the Faculties of Arts, Atkinson, Glendon and Science and Engineering.
Faculty of Arts
Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Courses offered in Psychology