How does the Course Credit Structure for BA Honours Work?

BAH and BAH Co-op Students in the Honours REGULAR STREAM

There is a maximum number of PSYC courses that you can enroll in at each course level.

1000-Level Courses:

You must take 1.5 credit, comprising

PSYC*1000 Introduction to Psychology  

PSYC*1010 Quantification in Psychology

PSYC*1500 Foundational Skills for Psychology

2000-Level Courses:

You must take 2.5 credits, comprising

PSYC*2070 Teams, Leadership and Professional Behaviour

PSYC*2360 Introductory Research Methods

Two of:

PSYC*2330 Principles of Learning

PSYC*2390 Principles of Sensation and Perception

PSYC*2410 Behavioural Neuroscience I

PSYC*2650 Cognitive Psychology

Two of:

PSYC*2020 Abnormal Psychology

PSYC*2310 Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC*2450 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

PSYC*2740 Personality

For new students enrolled in Fall 2017 or thereafter, there is a cap of 3.5 credits of 2000-level psychology courses you can take, so you cannot take more than five of the eight content courses listed above.

OPTION A - HONOURS REGULAR STREAM

3000-Level Courses:

You must take 3.0 credits, comprising

PSYC*3000 Historical and Critical Perspectives on Psychology

PSYC*3250 Psychological Measurement

PSYC*3290 Conducting Statistical Analyses in Psychology

An additional 1.5 credit in Psychology at 3000-level.

There is a cap of 3.5 credits of 3000-level psychology courses you can take, so you can choose to take only .5 additional credits in psychology at the 3000 level

4000-Level Courses:

You must take 1.5 credits including:

PSYC*4540 Practical Applications of Psychology (1.0 credit)

.50 additional credit in Psychology at 4000 level

There is a cap of 3.0 credits of psychology courses you can take, so you can choose to take only 1.5 additional credits in psychology at the 4000 level

The credit cap is operated within webadvisor for courses that you want to enroll in. Therefore, the cap at each course level applies, regardless of (a) a student’s year of admission, or (b) how many credits a student may already have.

OPTION B - HONOURS THESIS STREAM

3000-Level Courses:

You must take 2.5 credits, comprising:

PSYC*3000 Historical and Critical Perspectives on Psychology

PSYC*3250 Psychological Measurement

PSYC*3290 Conducting Statistical Analyses in Psychology

An additional 1.0 credits in Psychology

There is a cap of 2.5 credits of 3000-level psychology courses you can take.

4000-Level Courses:

You must take 2.0 credits, comprising

PSYC*4780 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

PSYC*4870 Honours Thesis I

PSYC*4880 Honours Thesis II (1 credit course)

There is a cap of 3.0 credits of psychology courses you can take, so you can choose to take only 1.0 additional credits in psychology

The credit cap is operated within webadvisor for courses that you want to enroll in. Therefore, the cap at each course level applies, regardless of (a) a student’s year of admission, or (b) how many credits a student may already have.