Psychology undergraduate students who have performed at a high level
throughout their degree program have the opportunity to augment their education
by attaining a Bachelor of Arts Psychology Honours designation.
Students are encouraged to pursue the Psychology Honours program, and as a
natural course of study will be expected to have identified and developed a
working relationship with a thesis supervisor.
The BA Psychology Honours should be applied for after the student has
attained at least 90 credits towards their degree. 132 credits are required for
an honours designation.
Completion of 90 credits towards a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a minimum
GPA of 3.00.
PSYC 110 and PSYC 202 with a minimum GPA of 3.33.
Completion of two of the following courses: PSYC 221, PSYC 241, PSYC 250, PSYC
Completion of 18 upper-level psychology credits, to include PSYC 301 and PSYC
408, with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
Approval and signature of a psychology faculty member willing to supervise the
1. The additional credit requirements for the honours degree
will be 12 credits, for a minimum of 132 credits for the degree.
2. Students will complete one honours course and two
thesis-related courses: PSYC 490, 498, and 499.
3. Students will also complete PSYC 301, which is not a
requirement of the Psychology major program.
Continuance in the program is based on the following requirements:
A minimum 3.00 GPA for all courses taken in each semester
A minimum 3.00 GPA for all Psychology courses taken in each semester
Note: Students not meeting the requirements may be required to
withdraw from the program, but may apply for readmission at a later date.
In addition to the above, the following requirements apply to students
wishing to graduate with a BA Psychology Honours:
Students must meet the general requirements of the Bachelor of Arts.
Students must maintain a CGPA of 3.33 in PSYC 490, PSYC 498, and PSYC 499.
This section specifies the Psychology Honours requirements only. Information on additional Bachelor of Arts requirements begins in
132 credits, consisting of at least 45 credits in upper-level Psychology
courses, to include:
Intermediate Research Methods and Data Analysis
History of Psychology
Honours Seminar (see Note)
Honours Independent Study (see Note)
Honours Project (see Note)
Note: PSYC 490, 498, and 499 are to be taken only after the
student has been accepted to the honours program. PSYC 490 and 498 must be taken
This certificate will provide previously graduated Psychology majors or equivalent, with outstanding academic credentials, an opportunity to participate in our honours program and enhance their opportunities for further education or employment.
1. Completion of a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
3. A faculty member willing to supervise the honours project/thesis.
How to apply
See the Psychology Department Assistant for an application. Submit the completed application to the department once all requirements are met. Applications will be reviewed beginning in June. The number of applicants accepted into the program may be restricted.
12 credits are required for this certificate.
Honours Independent Study
BA Psychology Honours students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.33 (B+) in the honours courses (PSYC 490, PSYC 498, and PSYC 499).