Application for Admission to Undergraduate Honours Program

Applications are now closed.

Please read the following information carefully before completing your application.

  1. The Honours program is a two-year program designed to provide advanced training in psychological research to outstanding students who intend to pursue PhD-level graduate studies in Psychology. 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 requirements. Honours students are also required to conduct research projects under faculty supervision during their Third and Fourth years, write major papers each year reporting on their research, and present their research results at the annual UBC Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC).
  2. Honours is a full-time program; students must carry 30 credits in each winter session while in the Honours program.
  3. Admission to Honours is very competitive (only 15 new Honours students are admitted each year). As a minimum requirement, admission to the Honours program requires at least a 76% average in the second year and at least 80% in each of PSYC 217 and 218 (BA Majors) or 80% in PSYC 260 (BSc Majors). Meeting the minimum required GPA standards does not guarantee admission to the Honours program. The Honours Committee in the Department of Psychology selects students for admission based on overall academic record and suitability for the program.
  4. Students typically apply for admission into the Honours program during the second half of their Second Year. Current or continuing UBC students must submit their applications by March 27. Transfer students must submit their applications and official transcripts by June 1.
  5. Transfer students will need to arrange to have their official transcripts sent directly from all post-secondary institutions to Dr. Larry Walker by June 1. Note: Non-transfer students do not need to submit a transcript.


If you have any questions, please contact

Larry Walker
Professor | Department of Psychology
2017 – 2136 West Mall
Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4