University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Psychology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

The B.Sc. Major in Psychology offers an opportunity for students to develop interests within learning, perception, cognition, and physiological psychology from a sound base in physical and biological sciences. Students primarily interested in other areas within psychology should consult the schedule of studies for the Bachelor of Arts program. Psychology courses in the above focuses may also be studied via the B.A. program. A cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology is required for approval to enter semester 5.

Honours Program Major

Semester 1

1 biological science course from Z**deleted**BOT*1150, Z**deleted**MICR*1000, Z**deleted**ZOO*1020
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I
0.50 credit from PSYC*1100 or PSYC*1200*

Semester 2

0.50 credit from 1 biological science course chosen from Z**deleted**BOT*1150, Z**deleted**MICR*1000, Z**deleted**ZOO*1020.
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II
0.50 credit from PSYC*1100 or PSYC*1200*

Semester 3

PSYC*2330 [0.50] Principles of Learning
PSYC*2410 [0.50] Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience, I
PSYC*2390 [0.50] Principles of Sensation and Perception
PSYC*2650 [0.50] Introduction to Cognitive Processes
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
1.00 elective**

Semester 4

1 of:
PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC*2450 [0.50] Introduction to Developmental Psychology
PSYC*2740 [0.50] Personality
0.50 Psychology core (PSYC*2330, PSYC*2390, PSYC*2410, PSYC*2650)
STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II
1.00 elective**

Semester 5

PSYC*3371 [0.50] Research Methods
2.00 electives**

Semester 6

PSYC*3372 [0.50] Research Methods
2.00 electives**

Semester 7

PSYC*4870 [0.50] Honours Thesis I ***
0.50 at the 3000 or 4000 level from List A or List B***
2.00 electives**

Semester 8

PSYC*4370 [0.50] History of Psychology
PSYC*4880 [1.00] Honours Thesis II ***
1.00 at the 3000 or 4000 level from List A or List B***
PSYC*4900 [0.50] Psychology Seminar
0.50 elective**

*PSYC*1100 should be completed prior to semester 3, PSYC*1200prior to semester 4

**additional credits in semesters 3-8 must be taken to make up a total of 1.00 Arts and/or non- psychology social science credits, 3.50 credits from List A, 3.00 acceptable non-psychology science course credits; suggestions for particularly suitable electives are given in List B

***students intending to go on to graduate school should take Honours Thesis I and Honours Thesis II

Note: The selection of electives should take into consideration the prerequisites for preferred advanced courses. With the permission of the Psychology Department PRIOR to course selection, up to 2 non-psychology credits can be used towards the psychology credits if such courses enhance the student's psychology program.

List A

Learning and Physiological Psychology
PSYC*3030 [0.50] Behavioural Aspects of Drug Action
PSYC*3040 [0.50] Current Issues in Neuropsychology
PSYC*3410 [0.50] Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience II
PSYC*3430 [0.50] Topics in the Psychology of Learning
PSYC*4750 [0.50] Motivation
ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour
Perception and Cognition
PHYS*2030 [0.50] Biophysics of Excitable Cells
PSYC*3330 [0.50] Human Memory
PSYC*3340 [0.50] Psycholinguistics
PSYC*4400 [0.50] Cognitive Neuropsychology Seminar

List B

The following courses are particularly suitable science electives for students in this program:

Honours Program Minor

A minor in Psychology requires 5.00 psychology credits as follows:
PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
PSYC*2010 [0.50] Quantification in Psychology
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
PSYC*2360 [0.50] Introductory Research Methods
2.00 credits from 2000 level psychology core courses selected as in the B.Sc. Major in Psychology program and 1.00 additional psychology credits at the 3000 level or above.

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