Psychology (PSYC)

Psychology (PSYC)



  • 2001 McGill College, Room 740
  • Montreal QC H3A 1G1
  • Telephone: 514-398-6100
  • Email: undergrad.psych [at]
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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 > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Psychology (PSYC). Programs that may be taken by Arts students are described in this section, while 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 should attend an information meeting prior to registration. Newly admitted students from CEGEPs should attend the information session in June. There will be an identical information session in August for all other students, and for any CEGEP students who could not attend the earlier meeting. Please check the Psychology Department website for the specific dates. Students accepted into the Bachelor of Science program must attend a different information meeting from those in the Faculty of Arts, (for details, see Faculty of Science > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > 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.

Entering students can bring a copy of their collegiate transcript(s). They should also consult this publication and a preliminary Class Schedule before this advising session.

Students entering the Psychology program in January are strongly encouraged to visit the Academic Adviser, Paola Carvajal, in early December to clarify their course selection.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Psychology (18 credits)

Students registered in a Bachelor of Arts program in another department may pursue the Minor Concentration Psychology. This Minor concentration is expandable for students who may wish to transfer into the 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. ...

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. ...

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". ...

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

Faculty of Arts—2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022) (disclaimer)
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