Undergraduate Programs- Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts General in Psychology: BAG.PSYC

There is a three-year Bachelor of Arts General in Psychology for students who want to more readily transition to the world of work, or who want to pursue an advanced degree/diploma that is not immediately related to psychology.

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology: BAH.PSYC and PSYC:C

The Honours programs include a pathway of courses focused on experiential learning: that is, learning via first-hand experience that develops key transferable skills such as critical thinking, oral, written, and reading communication, and professional behaviour.

Bachelor of Arts

The discipline of Psychology is normally associated with the social sciences, the biological sciences, and the health professions. Specialization in Psychology at Guelph is available as a B.A. honours program major, a B.A. honours program major (co-op), and as an honours specialization in the B.SC. program (described in the schedule of studies for B.SC. programs).

Through its different undergraduate programs, the Psychology Department attempts to provide a) a broad general education emphasizing psychological theory and methodology, with an empirical basis in course work (e.g. experiments and projects); b) an appropriate background in psychology for those who leave the University with an undergraduate degree to embark on careers in related areas (e.g. social services); and c) a sound preparation for graduate study in psychology. Students intending to apply for admission to graduate programs in Psychology are advised to refer to the Graduate Studies Advisory Note.

A cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology is required to enter or continue in the Honours Psychology program major in semesters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

BA - Independent Study

To explore opportunities for independent study, further information can be found at:


Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Psychology

Fourth-year Psychology majors may wish to consider participating in the Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Psychology.
Course descriptions, application information and more can be found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/psychology/page/undergraduate-honours-thesis

Faculty Advisors

List to link of faculty undergraduate advisors for the BA


Course Selection

Early registration is STRONGLY encouraged! Course selection opens up several months in advance of each semester (June for Fall, November for Winter). During course registration, you may find that a course you would like to register in is full. At times, a waiver can be granted to allow you to register.  

If you wish to request a course waiver for a Psychology course, refer to the Psychology course selection information page for guidance, FAQs and next steps. 


Students interested in a Minor in Psychology should examine the schedule of studies for the Minors in Psychology.