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Minor Behavioural Science

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

    Offered by:Psychology
    Degree:Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirement:

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. The B.A. Minor Concentration Behavioural Science (18 credits) is available only to Arts Majors in Psychology. This minor is a specialization option that allows Arts Majors in Psychology to complete additional credits in Psychology, allowing for a more specialized degree than the Major Concentration alone (see Program Requirements below).

Program Requirements

Restricted to students registered in the Bachelor of Arts, Major Concentration Psychology.

For B.A. Psychology Major Concentration students only; this program provides students with the space to take the additional courses they may need for applying to graduate school in psychology and for completing the undergraduate credits in psychology as specified by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (which are required by some graduate psychology programs).

Note that this counts as a second minor concentration and is open only to students registered in the Bachelor of Arts, Major Concentration Psychology. A first minor concentration must also be completed in a discipline other than Psychology. Please note that a Minor Concentration in Educational Psychology does not fulfill this requirement as it is considered to be within the Psychology discipline.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as follows:

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


    • NSCI 201 Intro. to Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 301 Animal Learning and Theory 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 302 Pain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 306 Research Methods in Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 310 Intelligence 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 311 Human Cognition and the Brain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 315 Computational Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 317 Genes and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 318 Behavioural Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 319 Computational Models-Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 329 Intro. to Auditory Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 340 Psych of Language 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 341 The Psychology of Bilingualism 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 342 Hormones & Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 352 Res Mthds & Lab in Cog Psych 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 353 Res Mthds & Lab in Hum Percept 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 403 Modern Psych in Hist Persp 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 406 Psychological Tests 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 410 Sp Topics in Neuropsychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 413 Cognitive Development 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 415 EEG Laboratory in Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 427 Sensorimotor Neuroscience 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 433 Cognitive Science 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 439 Correlational Techniques 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 443 Affective Neuroscience 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 444 Sleep Mechanisms and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 470 Memory and Brain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 502 Psychoneuroendocrinology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 506 Cognitive Neuroscience of Attn 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 513 Human Decision-Making 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 514 Neurobiology of Memory 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 522 Neurochemistry and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 526 Advances in Visual Perception 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 529 Music Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 531 Structural Equation Models 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 537 Adv Seminar in Psych of Lang 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 538 Categoriz Communic & Consciou 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 541 Multilevel Modelling 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 545 Topics in Language Acquisition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 560 Machine Lrng Tools: Psychology 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 562 Measurement of Psych Processes 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    *1. Students who have taken COMP 202 or COMP 204 and who have taken freshman linear algebra and calculus might instead consider taking COMP 551.
    2. Students in both psychology and computer science are strongly encouraged to take COMP 551 over PSYC 560.


    List B - (Social, Health and Developmental Psychology)


    • PSYC 304 Child Development 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 328 Health Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 331 Inter-Group Relations 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 332 Intro to Personality 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 333 Personality & Social Psych 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 337 Intro to Psychopathology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 339 Intro to Applied Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 351 Res Mthds & Lab in Soc Psych 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 408 Princip&Apps of Psychother 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 409 Positive Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 411 Discrimtn&Wellb:MargnlzdCommts 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 412 Child Dev.: Psychopathol. 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 414 Social Development 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 436 Human Sexuality & Its Problems 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 471 Human Motivation 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 473 Social Cognition and the Self 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 474 Interpersonal Relationships 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 475 Neuroscience of Social Psych 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 483 Sem. in Exp. Psychopathology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 491D1 Adv Study:Behaviour. Disorders 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 491D2 Adv Study:Behaviour. Disorders 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 507 Emotions, Stress, and Illness 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 509 Diverse Clinical Populations 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 512 Advanced Personality Seminar 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 528 Vulnerability to Dep. and Anx. 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 530 Applied Topics in Deafness 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 535 Adv Topics in Social Psych 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 539 Adv Topics in Social Psych 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Unclassified Courses

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


    • PSYC 385 Independent Research Project 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 450D1 Research Project & Seminar 4.5 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 450D2 Research Project & Seminar 4.5 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 484D1 Independent Research Project 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 484D2 Independant Research Project 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 485 Independent Research Project 3 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 492 Special Topics Seminar 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 493 Special Topics Seminar 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 499 Reading Project 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


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