MAJOR PROGRAM IN PSYCHOLOGY (SCIENCE)

Enrolment Requirements

Enrolment in the Program is limited. Students must complete a minimum of 4.0 credits, including 1.0 credit in psychology. Admission will require either: (1) a final grade of 67% or higher in both PSYA01H3 and PSYA02H3, or (2) a final grade of 60% or higher in both PSYA01H3 and PSYA02H3, and a final grade of 72% or higher in two B-level psychology courses.

Students are cautioned that effective Fall 2022, the program will also require the minimum of any Grade 12 U/M high school math course or equivalent (or successful completion of the UTSC Online Mathematics Preparedness Course or equivalent), as well as Grade 12 U/M high school biology or equivalent (or BIOA11H3 or equivalent). Please note that these requirements will not be waived.

Application for admission will be made to the Office of the Registrar through ACORN, in April/May and July/August.

Program Requirements

The Program requires completion of 7.0 credits, of which at least 2.0 credits must be at the C- or D-level:

1. Introduction to Psychology (1.0 credit):
PSYA01H3 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
PSYA02H3 Introduction to Clinical, Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology

2. Laboratory Methods (0.5 credit):
[PSYB70H3 Methods in Psychological Science or (PSYB01H3) Psychological Research Laboratory or (PSYB04H3) Foundations in Psychological Research]

3. Statistical Methods (0.5 credit):
[PSYB07H3 Data Analysis in Psychology or STAB22H3 Statistics I or STAB23H3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences]

4. Breadth in Psychology at the B-level and C-level (2.5 credits)
Students are required to take 1.5 credits from one of the groups and 1.0 credit from the other group:
a. Social and Developmental (courses listed in the 10- and 20-series)
b. Perception, Cognition and Physiology (courses listed in the 50- and 60-series)

5. Seminar in Psychology at the D-level (0.5 credit)
Certain D-level NRO courses may be used to fulfill this requirement with departmental approval.

6. Additional credits in Psychology (2.0 credits)
Of the 2.0 credits, at least 1.0 credit must be at the C-level. Supervised study [PSYC90H3 or PSYC93H3] or thesis [PSYD98Y3] courses may be used to fulfill a maximum of 0.5 credit.