SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN PSYCHOLOGY (SCIENCE)

Enrolment Requirements

Enrolment in the Program is limited. Students may apply to the program after completing a minimum of 4.0 credits, including 1.0 credit in psychology. Admission will require either: (1) a final grade of 72% or higher in both PSYA01H3 and PSYA02H3, or (2) a final grade of 64% or higher in both PSYA01H3 and PSYA02H3, and a final grade of 72% or higher in PSYB01H3 and [PSYB07H3 or equivalent].

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 12.5 credits, including at least 4.0 credits at the C- or D-level, of which at least 1.0 credit must be at the 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. Statistical Methods (1.0 credit)
PSYB07H3 Data Analysis in Psychology
[PSYC08H3 Advanced Data Analysis in Psychology or PSYC09H3 Applied Multiple Regression in Psychology]

3. Laboratory Methods (1.0 credit)
PSYB01H3 Psychological Research Laboratory
and
0.5 credit from among the following:
PSYC04H3 Brain Imaging Laboratory
PSYC05H3 Human Movement Laboratory
PSYC06H3 Psychophysiology Laboratory
PSYC11H3 Social Psychology Laboratory
PSYC26H3 Developmental Psychology Laboratory
PSYC58H3 Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
NROC63H3 Neuroscience Laboratory

4. PSYC02H3 Scientific Communication in Psychology (0.5 credit)

5. PSYC85H3 History of Psychology (0.5 credit)

6. 5.0 credits at the B-level and C-level
Students are required to take 3.0 credits at the B-level or C-level from one of the two content groups listed below and 2.0 credits 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)

7. 1.0 credit at the D-level
Students must take a 0.5 credit from each of the groupings listed below:
Group One
PSYD11H3 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
PSYD12H3 Social Psychology of the Self
PSYD13H3 Psychology of Emotion Regulation
PSYD14H3 Psychology of Morality
PSYD15H3 Current Topics in Social Psychology
PSYD16H3 Critical Analysis in Social Psychology
PSYD18H3 Psychology of Gender
PSYD20H3 Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
PSYD22H3 Socialization Processes

Group Two
PSYD34H3 Human Intelligence
PSYD50H3 Current Topics in Memory and Cognition
PSYD51H3 Current Topics in Perception
PSYD54H3 Current Topics in Visual Recognition
PSYD66H3 Current Topics in Human Brain and Behaviour

8. 2.5 additional credits in Psychology
Students must choose 2.5 further credits from any of the remaining courses in Psychology. In selecting the 2.5 credits, 1.0 credit must be at the C-level. Supervised study or thesis courses may be used to fulfill a maximum of 0.5 credit.