Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

On This Page: Recommended Background | Arts OASIS | Electives | Grade Requirements


Recommended Background

Students entering the Bachelor of Arts programs (Major, Honours) in Psychology are expected to have completed the following courses in CEGEP or during their freshman year of university:

Introduction to Psychology PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology

Introductory Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

General Psychology


BIOL 115 - Essential Biology or BIOL 111 - Principles:Organismal Biology or BIOL 112 - Cell and Molecular Biology

General Biology 1 or 2

Human Biology 1 or 2

Students who have not completed the recommended background will be required to register for these courses during the first year at McGill. In this case, the background courses will be taken as co-requisites, along with all other U1 requirements. Students will receive elective credit for any pre-requisite courses which must be completed at McGill.


Arts OASIS (Office of Advising and Student Information Services)

The Arts OASIS provides Arts students with general academic information and advice about issues such as faculty and degree requirements, registration issues, inter-faculty transfer, study away, academic standing, and graduation. In addition to advising students about such issues, either by appointment or on a daily drop-in basis, the Arts OASIS Faculty advisers offer a number of information sessions every term, such as degree planning workshops, study away workshops, and freshman information sessions.


Electives taken outside of Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Science

Selected courses in other faculties (e.g., Management, Education, Engineering, etc.) may also be chosen if they are consistent with the regulations of the student's home faculty (either Arts or Science). For further information, and to ensure that you will receive credit for an elective course outside of the Faculty of Arts or Science, please consult the Student Affairs Office and select the link for your faculty (Arts or Science).


Grade Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in all courses required by their program.

Honours students are expected to obtain a minimum grade of B in their Honours courses.

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