Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

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Recommended Background

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

Introduction to Psychology PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology

Introductory Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

General Psychology

Introductory Statistics PSYC 204 - Intro to Psychological Stats (or equivalent)


Probability & Statistics*

Biology BIOL 111 - Principles:Organismal Biology or BIOL 112 - Cell and Molecular Biology General Biology 1 or 2

Students without 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 corequisites, along with all other U1 requirements. Students will receive elective credit for any pre-requisite courses which must be completed at McGill.

* A minimum grade of 75% in the CEGEP math course is required in order to be exempt from PSYC 204 at McGill. Students who have received a grade lower than 75% will be required to register for PSYC 204 in the first year at McGill. These students will receive elective credit for PSYC 204.


SOUSA (Science Office for Undergraduate Students Advising)

SOUSA provides Science 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, SOUSA 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 taken outside the faculties of Arts and 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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