Students admitted into the Honours program complete several advanced research-relevant courses during their third and fourth years, in addition to completing the regular BSc degree requirements. Honours students are also required to conduct research projects under faculty supervision during their third and fourth years.
Graduation requires an average of at least 80% in 12 credits of psychology courses numbered 300 and above. In addition to meeting the specific department course requirements, Honours candidates are required to complete all courses attempted, including at least 30 credits in each winter session, and to maintain a minimum overall 68% average in each academic session.
Admission to the Honours program is highly competitive. As a minimum requirement, admission to the Honours program requires at least a 76% average in the second year and at least 80% in PSYC 260. Students who wish to be considered for admission to the Honours program typically apply during the second half of their second year.