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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Psychology (18 credits)

Students registered in a Bachelor of Arts program in another department may pursue a Minor Concentration Psychology. This Minor Concentration is expandable for students who may wish to transfer into a Major Concentration Psychology at a later date.

Required Background

Students are required to complete a course in Introductory Psychology either at the collegial or freshman level. Students who have not previously completed CEGEP Psychology 350-101 or 350-102 or equivalent are required to complete PSYC 100 during the first year of study at McGill.

Program Prerequisite

PSYC 100 (3) Introduction to Psychology

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

6 credits selected from:

PSYC 204 (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics
PSYC 211 (3) Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
PSYC 213 (3) Cognition
PSYC 215 (3) Social Psychology

12 credits in Psychology at the 300-level or above.

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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Behavioural Science (18 credits)

Restricted to students registered in the Major Concentration Psychology.

Students who wish to go on to graduate training in Psychology, and those who may wish to apply for membership in the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (once the additional graduate requirements of the Ordre have been completed), are advised to take the following supplementary Minor Concentration Behavioural Science.

Note that this counts as a second Minor Concentration, and is open only to students registered in the Major Concentration Psychology. A first Minor Concentration must also be completed in a discipline other than Psychology.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as follows:

3 credits in Psychology from List A - (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognition and Quantitive Methods)

3 credits in Psychology from List B - (Social, Health and Developmental Psychology)

3 credits in Psychology at the 400- or 500-level

9 credits at the 300-level or above from one or more of the following disciplines: Psychology (PSYC), Anthropology (ANTH), Linguistics (LING), or Sociology (SOCI).

List A - (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognition and Quantitive Methods)

NSCI 201 (3) Introduction to Neuroscience 2
PSYC 301 (3) Animal Learning & Theory
PSYC 310 (3) Human Intelligence
PSYC 311 (3) Human Cognition and the Brain
PSYC 315 (3) Computational Psychology
PSYC 317 (3) Genes and Behaviour
PSYC 318 (3) Behavioural Neuroscience 2
PSYC 329 (3) Introduction to Auditory Cognition
PSYC 340 (3) Psychology of Language
PSYC 341 (3) The Psychology of Bilingualism
PSYC 342 (3) Hormones and Behaviour
PSYC 352 (3) Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 353 (3) Laboratory in Human Perception
PSYC 403 (3) Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective
PSYC 406 (3) Psychological Tests
PSYC 410 (3) Special Topics in Neuropsychology
PSYC 413 (3) Cognitive Development
PSYC 427 (3) Sensorimotor Behaviour
PSYC 451 (3) Human Factors Research and Techniques
PSYC 470 (3) Memory and Brain
PSYC 501 (3) Auditory Perception
PSYC 502 (3) Psychoneuroendocrinology
PSYC 505 (3) The Psychology of Pain
PSYC 510 (3) Statistical Analysis of Tests
PSYC 514 (3) Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
PSYC 522 (3) Neurochemistry and Behaviour
PSYC 526 (3) Advances in Visual Perception
PSYC 529 (3) Music Cognition
PSYC 531 (3) Structural Equation Models
PSYC 532 (3) Cognitive Science
PSYC 536 (3) Correlational Techniques
PSYC 537 (3) Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Language
PSYC 541 (3) Multilevel Modelling
PSYC 545 (3) Topics in Language Acquisition
PSYC 561 (3) Methods: Developmental Psycholinguistics
PSYC 562 (3) Measurement of Psychological Processes

List B - (Social, Health and Developmental Psychology)

PSYC 304 (3) Child Development
PSYC 316 (3) Psychology of Deafness
PSYC 331 (3) Inter-Group Relations
PSYC 332 (3) Introduction to Personality
PSYC 333 (3) Personality and Social Psychology
PSYC 337 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 1
PSYC 338 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 2
PSYC 343 (3) Language Learning in Children
PSYC 351 (3) Research Methods in Social Psychology
PSYC 408 (3) Principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
PSYC 409 (3) Positive Psychology
PSYC 412 (3) Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 414 (3) Social Development
PSYC 416 (3) Topics in Child Development
PSYC 429 (3) Health Psychology
PSYC 436 (3) Human Sexuality and Its Problems
PSYC 471 (3) Human Motivation
PSYC 473 (3) Social Cognition and the Self
PSYC 474 (3) Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 483 (3) Seminar in Experimental Psychopathology
PSYC 491D1 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 491D2 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 507 (3) Emotions, Stress, and Illness
PSYC 511 (3) Infant Competence
PSYC 512 (3) Advanced Personality Seminar
PSYC 528 (3) Vulnerability to Depression
PSYC 530 (3) Applied Topics in Deafness
PSYC 533 (3) International Health Psychology
PSYC 535 (3) Advanced Topics in Social Psychology

Unclassified Courses

Students may also select complementary courses from the research and topics courses below:

PSYC 395 (6) Psychology Research Project 1
PSYC 450D1 (4.5) Research Project and Seminar
PSYC 450D2 (4.5) Research Project and Seminar
PSYC 488D1 (1.5) Special Topics Seminar
PSYC 488D2 (1.5) Special Topics Seminar
PSYC 492 (3) Special Topics Seminar 1
PSYC 493 (3) Special Topics Seminar 2
PSYC 494D1 (4.5) Psychology Research Project
PSYC 494D2 (4.5) Psychology Research Project
PSYC 495 (6) Psychology Research Project 2
PSYC 499 (1) Reading Project
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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Psychology (36 credits)

The Major Concentration Psychology does not provide sufficient undergraduate background to enable students to apply for membership in the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, even once the additional graduate requirements of the Ordre have been completed. Students who are interested in practising psychology in Quebec are advised to also complete the Minor Concentration Behavioral Science.

Recommended Background for Quebec CEGEP Students

Students planning on applying to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major Concentration Psychology or a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree with a Major Concentration Psychology are advised to take courses in Introductory Psychology and Human Biology at the collegial level.

Program Prerequisites

Students planning on entering the Major Concentration Psychology program are required to complete courses in Introductory Psychology and Human Biology at the collegial level or in their first year of study at McGill University.

Students are required to register for PSYC 100 during their first year at McGill University. Students who have completed 350-101 or 350-102 in CEGEP are exempt from the PSYC 100 requirement.

Bachelor of Arts students are required to complete BIOL 115 or BIOL 111 or BIOL 112 during their first year. Students who have completed one of Biology 101-301, 101-401, 101-911 or 101-921 in CEGEP are exempt from the Biology requirement.

BIOL 111 (3) Principles: Organismal Biology
BIOL 112 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 115 (3) Essential Biology
PSYC 100 (3) Introduction to Psychology

Required Courses (18 credits)

*Advising note for PSYC 204: Students who have completed in CEGEP either Mathematics 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent, or the combination of Quantitative Methods 360-300 with Mathematics 201-300, and who obtained a minimum grade of 75%, will be exempt from the U1 required course PSYC 204.

Bachelor of Arts students exempt from PSYC 204 replace this course with 3 credits at the 300-level or above in Psychology (PSYC), Anthropology (ANTH), Linguistics (LING) or Sociology (SOCI).

Bachelor of Arts and Science students exempt from PSYC 204 replace this course with 3 credits in Psychology (PSYC) at the 300-level or above.

PSYC 204* (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics
PSYC 211 (3) Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
PSYC 213 (3) Cognition
PSYC 215 (3) Social Psychology
PSYC 305** (3) Statistics for Experimental Design

**Note: Students who wish to apply to the Honours Program in Psychology must complete the required courses above apart from PSYC 305 in their U1 year to be eligible for admission. Students who have been exempted from PSYC 204 are advised to complete PSYC 305 in U1. All students must complete a minimum of 27 graded credits in U1 to be eligible for admission to the Honours Program. For additional information about applying to Honours, please refer to the Honours program description.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as follows:

3 credits in Psychology from List A - (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognition and Quantitive Methods)

3 credits in Psychology from List B - (Social, Health and Developmental Psychology)

12 credits in Psychology with at least 6 credits at the 400- or 500-level.

List A - (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognition and Quantitive Methods)

NSCI 201 (3) Introduction to Neuroscience 2
PSYC 301 (3) Animal Learning & Theory
PSYC 310 (3) Human Intelligence
PSYC 311 (3) Human Cognition and the Brain
PSYC 315 (3) Computational Psychology
PSYC 317 (3) Genes and Behaviour
PSYC 318 (3) Behavioural Neuroscience 2
PSYC 329 (3) Introduction to Auditory Cognition
PSYC 340 (3) Psychology of Language
PSYC 341 (3) The Psychology of Bilingualism
PSYC 342 (3) Hormones and Behaviour
PSYC 352 (3) Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 353 (3) Laboratory in Human Perception
PSYC 403 (3) Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective
PSYC 406 (3) Psychological Tests
PSYC 410 (3) Special Topics in Neuropsychology
PSYC 413 (3) Cognitive Development
PSYC 427 (3) Sensorimotor Behaviour
PSYC 451 (3) Human Factors Research and Techniques
PSYC 470 (3) Memory and Brain
PSYC 501 (3) Auditory Perception
PSYC 502 (3) Psychoneuroendocrinology
PSYC 505 (3) The Psychology of Pain
PSYC 510 (3) Statistical Analysis of Tests
PSYC 514 (3) Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
PSYC 522 (3) Neurochemistry and Behaviour
PSYC 526 (3) Advances in Visual Perception
PSYC 529 (3) Music Cognition
PSYC 531 (3) Structural Equation Models
PSYC 532 (3) Cognitive Science
PSYC 536 (3) Correlational Techniques
PSYC 537 (3) Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Language
PSYC 541 (3) Multilevel Modelling
PSYC 545 (3) Topics in Language Acquisition
PSYC 561 (3) Methods: Developmental Psycholinguistics
PSYC 562 (3) Measurement of Psychological Processes

List B - (Social, Health and Developmental Psychology)

PSYC 304 (3) Child Development
PSYC 316 (3) Psychology of Deafness
PSYC 331 (3) Inter-Group Relations
PSYC 332 (3) Introduction to Personality
PSYC 333 (3) Personality and Social Psychology
PSYC 337 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 1
PSYC 338 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 2
PSYC 343 (3) Language Learning in Children
PSYC 351 (3) Research Methods in Social Psychology
PSYC 408 (3) Principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
PSYC 409 (3) Positive Psychology
PSYC 412 (3) Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 414 (3) Social Development
PSYC 416 (3) Topics in Child Development
PSYC 429 (3) Health Psychology
PSYC 436 (3) Human Sexuality and Its Problems
PSYC 471 (3) Human Motivation
PSYC 473 (3) Social Cognition and the Self
PSYC 474 (3) Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 483 (3) Seminar in Experimental Psychopathology
PSYC 491D1 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 491D2 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 507 (3) Emotions, Stress, and Illness
PSYC 511 (3) Infant Competence
PSYC 512 (3) Advanced Personality Seminar
PSYC 528 (3) Vulnerability to Depression
PSYC 530 (3) Applied Topics in Deafness
PSYC 533 (3) International Health Psychology
PSYC 535 (3) Advanced Topics in Social Psychology

Unclassified Courses

Students may also select complementary courses from the research and topics courses below:

PSYC 395 (6) Psychology Research Project 1
PSYC 450D1 (4.5) Research Project and Seminar
PSYC 450D2 (4.5) Research Project and Seminar
PSYC 488D1 (1.5) Special Topics Seminar
PSYC 488D2 (1.5) Special Topics Seminar
PSYC 492 (3) Special Topics Seminar 1
PSYC 493 (3) Special Topics Seminar 2
PSYC 494D1 (4.5) Psychology Research Project
PSYC 494D2 (4.5) Psychology Research Project
PSYC 495 (6) Psychology Research Project 2
PSYC 499 (1) Reading Project
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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Psychology (60 credits)

Honours Psychology prepares students for graduate study, and so emphasizes practice in the research techniques which are used in graduate school and professionally later on. Students are normally accepted into Honours at the beginning of their U2 year, and the two-year sequence of Honours courses continues through U3.

Admission to Honours is selective. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better are eligible to apply; since enrolment is limited the usual GPA for admission to this program is 3.50. Students must complete a minimum of 27 graded credits in two terms in their U1 year to be eligible to apply to the Honours Program. These credits must include: PSYC 204, PSYC 211, PSYC 212, PSYC 213 and PSYC 215. Students are advised to complete PSYC 305 in their U1 year to apply to the Honours Program. Once in the Honours Program, the student must obtain a GPA of 3.00 in the U2 year in order to continue in the program for U3. Students in the Honours Program are encouraged to complete a minimum of 27 graded credits per academic year. This is also the minimum number of credits required to be eligible for fellowships and awards.

Applications can be obtained from the Undergraduate Office of the Department of Psychology, Room N7/9A, Stewart Biological Sciences Building. The applications must be completed and returned to the Undergraduate Office by August 1 for September admission. Candidates will be informed of the Department's decision via email before classes begin in September.

Students should note that awarding of the Honours degree will depend on both cumulative grade point average and a minimum grade of B on PSYC 380D1/PSYC 380D2, PSYC 482. "First Class Honours" is awarded to students who obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.50 and a minimum grade of A- in the required honours courses, namely PSYC 380D1/D2, PSYC 482. "Honours" is awarded to students with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and a minimum grade of B in the required honours courses, namely PSYC 380D1/D2, PSYC 482. Moreover, the awarding of the Honours degree normally requires completion of two full years of study, U2 and U3, in the Honours Program in the Psychology Department. Students with particularly strong academic records may be admitted for the U3 year only on the basis of their marks and research experience. These students must complete all Honours Program requirements.

Program Prerequisites

Students planning on entering the Honours Psychology program are required to complete courses in Introductory Psychology and Human Biology at the collegial level or in their first year of study at McGill University.

Students are required to register for PSYC 100 during their first year at McGill University. Students who have completed 350-101 or 350-102 in CEGEP are exempt from the PSYC 100 requirement.

Bachelor of Arts students are required to complete BIOL 115 or BIOL 111 or BIOL 112 during their first year. Students who have completed one of Biology 101-301, 101-401, 101-911 or 101-921 in CEGEP are exempt from the Biology requirement.

BIOL 111 (3) Principles: Organismal Biology
BIOL 112 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 115 (3) Essential Biology
PSYC 100 (3) Introduction to Psychology

U1 Required Courses (18 credits)

*Advising note for PSYC 204: Students who have completed in CEGEP either Mathematics 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent, or the combination of Quantitative Methods 360-300 with Mathematics 201-300, and who obtained a minimum grade of 75%, will be exempt from the U1 required course PSYC 204.

Bachelor of Arts students will replace this requirement with 3 credits at the 300-level in one of the following disciplines: Psychology (PSYC), Anthropology (ANTH), Linguistics (LING) or Sociology (SOCI).

Bachelor of Arts and Science students will replace this requirement with 3 credits in Psychology at the 300-level or above.

**Note: PSYC 305 may be taken in U1 or U2.

PSYC 204* (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics
PSYC 211 (3) Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
PSYC 213 (3) Cognition
PSYC 215 (3) Social Psychology
PSYC 305** (3) Statistics for Experimental Design

U2 Required Courses (9 credits)

PSYC 380D1 (4.5) Honours Research Project Seminar
PSYC 380D2 (4.5) Honours Research Project Seminar

U3 Required Course (3 credits)

PSYC 482 (3) Advanced Honours Seminar

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

30 credits of complementary courses with the following specifications:

12 credits to be selected from the list below and any Psychology course at the 500-level.

PSYC 403 (3) Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective
PSYC 483 (3) Seminar in Experimental Psychopathology
PSYC 495 (6) Psychology Research Project 2
PSYC 496 (6) Senior Honours Research 1
PSYC 497 (6) Senior Honours Research 2
PSYC 498D1 (4.5) Senior Honours Research
PSYC 498D2 (4.5) Senior Honours Research

List A - (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognition and Quantitive Methods)

6 credits in Psychology from List A:

NSCI 201 (3) Introduction to Neuroscience 2
PSYC 301 (3) Animal Learning & Theory
PSYC 310 (3) Human Intelligence
PSYC 311 (3) Human Cognition and the Brain
PSYC 315 (3) Computational Psychology
PSYC 317 (3) Genes and Behaviour
PSYC 318 (3) Behavioural Neuroscience 2
PSYC 329 (3) Introduction to Auditory Cognition
PSYC 340 (3) Psychology of Language
PSYC 341 (3) The Psychology of Bilingualism
PSYC 342 (3) Hormones and Behaviour
PSYC 352 (3) Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 353 (3) Laboratory in Human Perception
PSYC 403 (3) Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective
PSYC 406 (3) Psychological Tests
PSYC 410 (3) Special Topics in Neuropsychology
PSYC 413 (3) Cognitive Development
PSYC 427 (3) Sensorimotor Behaviour
PSYC 451 (3) Human Factors Research and Techniques
PSYC 470 (3) Memory and Brain
PSYC 501 (3) Auditory Perception
PSYC 502 (3) Psychoneuroendocrinology
PSYC 505 (3) The Psychology of Pain
PSYC 510 (3) Statistical Analysis of Tests
PSYC 514 (3) Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
PSYC 522 (3) Neurochemistry and Behaviour
PSYC 526 (3) Advances in Visual Perception
PSYC 529 (3) Music Cognition
PSYC 531 (3) Structural Equation Models
PSYC 532 (3) Cognitive Science
PSYC 536 (3) Correlational Techniques
PSYC 537 (3) Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Language
PSYC 541 (3) Multilevel Modelling
PSYC 545 (3) Topics in Language Acquisition
PSYC 561 (3) Methods: Developmental Psycholinguistics
PSYC 562 (3) Measurement of Psychological Processes

List B - (Social, Health and Developmental Psychology)

6 credits in Psychology from List B:

PSYC 304 (3) Child Development
PSYC 316 (3) Psychology of Deafness
PSYC 331 (3) Inter-Group Relations
PSYC 332 (3) Introduction to Personality
PSYC 333 (3) Personality and Social Psychology
PSYC 337 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 1
PSYC 338 (3) Introduction: Abnormal Psychology 2
PSYC 343 (3) Language Learning in Children
PSYC 351 (3) Research Methods in Social Psychology
PSYC 408 (3) Principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
PSYC 409 (3) Positive Psychology
PSYC 412 (3) Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 414 (3) Social Development
PSYC 416 (3) Topics in Child Development
PSYC 429 (3) Health Psychology
PSYC 436 (3) Human Sexuality and Its Problems
PSYC 471 (3) Human Motivation
PSYC 473 (3) Social Cognition and the Self
PSYC 474 (3) Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 483 (3) Seminar in Experimental Psychopathology
PSYC 491D1 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 491D2 (3) Advanced Study: Behavioural Disorders
PSYC 507 (3) Emotions, Stress, and Illness
PSYC 511 (3) Infant Competence
PSYC 512 (3) Advanced Personality Seminar
PSYC 528 (3) Vulnerability to Depression
PSYC 530 (3) Applied Topics in Deafness
PSYC 533 (3) International Health Psychology
PSYC 535 (3) Advanced Topics in Social Psychology

6 credits at the 300-level or above selected from the following disciplines:

Anthropology (ANTH), Linguistics (LING), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology (SOCI).

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Psychology (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours Program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs."

Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable).

Students should note that awarding of the Joint Honours degree will depend on both cumulative grade point average and a minimum grade of B on PSYC 380D1/PSYC 380D2, PSYC 482. "First Class Honours" is awarded to students who obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.50 and a minimum grade of A- in the required honours courses, namely PSYC 380D1/D2, PSYC 482. "Honours" is awarded to students with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and a minimum grade of B in the required honours courses, namely PSYC 380D1/D2, PSYC 482.

In addition to the requirements of the Joint Honours Component Psychology, students must also complete all requirements of their other Joint Honours Component.

Admission to the Joint Honours Component is selective. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher are eligible to apply; however, normally only students with a U1 GPA above 3.50 are admitted. Students must complete a minimum of 27 graded credits in two terms in their U1 year to be eligible to apply. Once in the Joint Honours Component, students must obtain a GPA of 3.00 in the U2 year in order to continue in the program for U3. Students in the Joint Honours Component are encouraged to complete a minimum of 27 graded credits per academic year. This is also the minimum number of credits required to be eligible for fellowships and awards.

Students may apply to the Joint Honours Component upon completion of the U1 year. Eligible students must have completed the following Psychology courses: PSYC 204, PSYC 211, PSYC 212, PSYC 213 and PSYC 215. Students are advised to complete PSYC 305 in their U1 year.

Applications can be obtained from the Undergraduate Office of the Department of Psychology, Room N7/9A, Stewart Biological Sciences Building. The applications must be completed and returned to the Undergraduate Office by August 1 for September admission. Candidates will be informed of the Department's decision via email before classes begin in September.

Program Prerequisites

Students planning on entering the Joint Honours Component Psychology program are required to complete courses in Introductory Psychology and Human Biology.

Students who have not previously completed Psychology 350-101 or 350-102 in CEGEP are required to register for PSYC 100 during their U1 year.

Bachelor of Arts students who have not completed one of Biology 101-301, 101-401, 101-911 or 101-921 in CEGEP will be required to complete one of BIOL 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112 during their U1 year. Students who enter as Freshmen may take these courses in U0.

BIOL 111 (3) Principles: Organismal Biology
BIOL 112 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 115 (3) Essential Biology
PSYC 100 (3) Introduction to Psychology

U1 Required Courses (18 credits)

*Advising note for PSYC 204: Students who have completed in CEGEP either Mathematics 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent, or the combination of Quantitative Methods 360-300 with Mathematics 201-300, and who obtained a minimum grade of 75%, will be exempt from the U1 required course PSYC 204.

Bachelor of Arts students will replace this requirement with 3 credits at the 300-level in one of the following disciplines: Psychology (PSYC), Anthropology (ANTH), Linguistics (LING) or Sociology (SOCI).

Bachelor of Arts and Science students will replace this requirement with 3 credits in Psychology at the 300-level or above.

**Note: PSYC 305 may be taken in U1 or U2.

PSYC 204* (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics
PSYC 211 (3) Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 212 (3) Perception
PSYC 213 (3) Cognition
PSYC 215 (3) Social Psychology
PSYC 305** (3) Statistics for Experimental Design

U2 Required Courses (9 credits)

PSYC 380D1 (4.5) Honours Research Project Seminar
PSYC 380D2 (4.5) Honours Research Project Seminar

U3 Required Course (3 credits)

PSYC 482 (3) Advanced Honours Seminar

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits in Psychology at the 300-level or above, and

3 credits in Psychology at the 400- or 500-level.

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Psychology (PSYC)

Location

Location

  • Stewart Biology Building, Room W8/1
  • 1205 Dr. Penfield Avenue
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1
  • Telephone: 514-398-6100
  • Fax: 514-398-4896
  • Email: info [at] psych [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.psych.mcgill.ca

About Psychology

About Psychology

The Psychology department offers programs in both Arts and Science. For a list of teaching staff and an outline of the nature of Psychology, refer to Faculty of Science > Psychology (PSYC). Programs which may be taken by Arts students are described in this section, those listed under the Faculty of Science may be taken by Science students only.

Note: The B.A. (or B.Sc.) with a Major Concentration or Honours degree in psychology is not a professional qualification. It does not qualify the individual to carry on professional work in psychology.

Information Meetings for New Students

Information Meetings for New Students

All new students entering the Psychology undergraduate program are required to attend an Information Meeting prior to registration. Students planning to pursue a Bachelor of Arts, or a Bachelor of Arts and Science, with a Major Concentration in Psychology must attend one of these meetings. Newly admitted students from CEGEPs should attend the information session on Tuesday June 15th at 10:00 am in room N2/2 of the Stewart Biology Building. There will be an identical information session on Monday August 23rd at 1:00 pm in room N2/2 of the Stewart Biology Building for all other students, and for any CEGEP students who could not attend the earlier meeting. Students accepted into the Bachelor of Science program must attend a different information meeting. (For details, see Faculty of Science > Psychology (PSYC).) At this meeting, Paola Carvajal, the Academic Adviser, will explain the requirements of the Department's programs. Incoming students will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive advice on how to plan their courses. After this meeting, students will make appointments for individual advising sessions and fill out their Study Plan form for registration.

Entering students must bring their letter of acceptance and a copy of their collegial transcript(s). They will also need to have consulted this publication and a preliminary Class Schedule before their individual advising session. Students will also find the Psychology Department Handbook helpful. It contains more detailed descriptions of Psychology courses and provides guidelines for how students might pursue particular areas of interest. The Handbook is available on the Department website: www.psych.mcgill.ca/ugrad/ugradm.htm.

Students entering the Psychology program in January are strongly encouraged to visit the Academic Adviser, Paola Carvajal, in early December to clarify their course selections.

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)