Joint Honors Program

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

    Offered by:Psychology
    Degree:Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirement:

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 (i.e: 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.

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.

The application is available on the Psychology Dept website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/psychology/undergraduate/current-students/research-.... The deadline is specified on the application form. 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 Introductory Psychology; a course in Human Biology is strongly recommended.

    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 should 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 Principles:Organismal Biology 3 Credits
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    • BIOL 112 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Credits
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    • BIOL 115 Essential Biology 3 Credits
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    • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits
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    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%, are 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 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits*
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    • PSYC 211 Intro Behavioural Neuroscience 3 Credits
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    • PSYC 212 Perception 3 Credits
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    • PSYC 213 Cognition 3 Credits
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    • PSYC 215 Social Psychology 3 Credits
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    • PSYC 305 Statistics for Exper Design 3 Credits**
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    U2 Required Courses (9 credits)


    • PSYC 380D1 Honours Research Project Sem 4.5 Credits
        Offered in the:
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    • PSYC 380D2 Honours Research Project Sem 4.5 Credits
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    U3 Required Course (3 credits)


    • PSYC 482 Advanced Honours Seminar 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
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    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.