SPECIALIST 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 75% 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 [PSYB70H3 or (PSYB01H3)] and [PSYB07H3 or equivalent].

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 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. Laboratory Methods (1.5 credits)
[PSYB70H3 Methods in Psychological Science or (PSYB01H3) Psychological Research Laboratory]
PSYC70H3 Advanced Research Methods Laboratory
and
0.5 credit from among the following:
PSYC06H3 Psychophysiology Laboratory
[PSYC71H3 or (PSYC11H3) Social Psychology Laboratory]
[PSYC72H3 or (PSYC26H3) Developmental Psychology Laboratory]
[PSYC74H3 or (PSYC05H3) Human Movement Laboratory]
[PSYC75H3 or (PSYC58H3) Cognitive Psychology Laboratory]
[PSYC76H3 or (PSYC04H3) Brain Imaging Laboratory]

3. Statistical Methods (1.0 credit)
PSYB07H3 Data Analysis in Psychology
[PSYC08H3 Advanced Data Analysis in Psychology or PSYC09H3 Applied Multiple Regression in Psychology]

4. PSYC02H3 Scientific Communication in Psychology (0.5 credit)

5. PSYC85H3 History of Psychology (0.5 credit)

6. Breadth in Psychology at the B-level and C-level (5.0 credits)
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. Seminars in Psychology at the D-level (1.0 credit)
Students must take 0.5 credit from each grouping below:
(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)

8. 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.