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Psychology (PSYC)

Psychology (PSYC)



  • 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:

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:

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.

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.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Psychology (18 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Behavioural Science (18 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Major Concentration Psychology (36 credits).

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. ...

For more information, see Honours Psychology (60 credits).

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 ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Psychology (36 credits).

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