In your second year, after having completed PSYC 101 and 102, enroll in PSYC 217 and PSYC 218 by declaring your Major (specialization) on the Student Service Centre. Students must be declared Psychology Majors in order to take PSYC 217 and 218, which are required for the Major. Arts students who have declared majors in either Cognitive Systems or Speech Sciences are also eligible to take PSYC 217 and 218.

In third year, you’ll begin to specialize by selecting courses in a number of topic areas including:

  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Science
  • Clinical, Forensic, and Health Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Foundations and Psychometrics
  • Personality and Social Psychology

The Department of Psychology requires at least 30 upper-level PSYC credits for the Major program. None of PSYC 340, 348, 440, nor 448 may count towards this minimum.

Students who are contemplating graduate studies or other research activities in psychology should consider taking PSYC 359 in addition to above-minimum requirements for the Bachelor of Arts.

Learn more about what you can do with a Major.