Honours Program

Set yourself apart with Psych Honours

The Honours program is a two-year program designed to provide advanced training in psychological research to outstanding students who intend to pursue graduate studies in psychology.

Hone your research skills

Work alongside psychology expert

Benefit from peer mentors

Develop your future career

Join an engaging intellectual community

Optimize your degree

Design your own research path

Be a part of a small socially-engaged cohort

 

Apply today for psych honours!

Applications are now open for the BA and BSc Honours program. Current or continuing UBC students must submit their applications by March 27. Transfer students must submit their applications by June 1.

Application information and form

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How does psych honours work?

Students admitted into the Honours program complete several advanced research-relevant courses during their third and fourth years, in addition to completing the regular BA or BSc degree requirements. Honours students are also required to conduct research projects under faculty supervision during their third and fourth years.

Honours Courses

Students enrolled in the program will take part in dedicated Honours seminars as well as a number of psychology research and elective courses.

Key courses in the program include:

  • PSYC 349 Honours Seminar
  • PSYC 449 Honours Seminar and Essay
  • PSYC 312 History of Psychology
  • PSYC 359 Advanced Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences.

View the full Honours degree requirements for a BA in Psychology or BSc in Behavioural Neuroscience.


Explore our Honours FAQs for more information about the program.