Psychology: Bachelor of Arts Minor
Psychology is the science of human behaviour and mental processes. The Minor in Psychology complements students' studies in a wide range of disciplines and broadens their career preparation. Students acquire an understanding and application of the basic principles of psychology as well as a background in the scientific methods used to describe, predict, understand, and explain human behaviour. Whether you are in Criminology and interested in forensic psychology, in Education and interested in developmental processes, or in Biology and interested in neuroscience, you can find courses to provide breadth and depth to complement your primary major while providing insight into the understanding of psychology.
Students pursuing a minor in Psychology must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Arts Framework in addition to their major or minor program requirements.
Students must complete the following requirements for the Psychology Minor:
1000 and 2000 Level
Students are required to complete all of the following courses:
|PSYC 1100||Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes||3 credits|
|PSYC 1200||Introduction to Psychology: Areas and Applications||3 credits|
|PSYC 2300||Applied Statistics||3 credits|
|PSYC 2315||Brain and Behaviour||3 credits|
|PSYC 2385||Cognition||3 credits|
|PSYC 2400||Experimental Psychology: Research Methodology||3 credits|
And at least 1 course from the following list:
|PSYC 2308||History & Systems of Contemporary Psychology||3 credits|
|PSYC 2320||Developmental Psychology: Childhood||3 credits|
|PSYC 2321||Developmental Psychology: Adolescence||3 credits|
|PSYC 2322||Developmental Psychology: Adulthood||3 credits|
|PSYC 2330||Social Psychology||3 credits|
|PSYC 2350||Psychopathology||3 credits|
|PSYC 2370||Psychology of Personality||3 credits|
3000 AND 4000 LEVEL
Psychology courses at the 3000 level are accessible to all students who have completed Introductory Psychology 1100 and 1200, plus any additional prerequisite course indicated.
Courses at the 4000 level will require prerequisites at the 2000 and possibly 3000 level.
Students are required to complete at least one (1) course from each of the following five core areas:
|PSYC 3320||Drugs and Behaviour||3 credits|
|PSYC 3910||Neuropsychology||3 credits|
|PSYC 4315||Neuroscience||3 credits|
|PSYC 3215||Psychology of Memory||3 credits|
|PSYC 3303||Learning: Theory & Practice||3 credits|
|PSYC 3311||Psychology of Consciousness||3 credits|
|PSYC 3800||Evolutionary Psychology||3 credits|
|PSYC 4210||Critical Thinking||3 credits|
|PSYC 3316||Infancy||3 credits|
|PSYC 3920||Aging||3 credits|
|4. Social / Personality|
|PSYC 3210||Attitudes and Persuasion||3 credits|
|PSYC 3220||Group Dynamics||3 credits|
|PSYC 3307||Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Psychology||3 credits|
|PSYC 3370||Advanced Personality Theory||3 credits|
|PSYC 3451||Psychology and Law||3 credits|
|PSYC 4700||Cultural Psychology||3 credits|
|5. Clinical / Abnormal|
|PSYC 3350||Advanced Topics in Psychopathology||3 credits|
|PSYC 3450||Clinical Psychotherapy||3 credits|
|PSYC 3600||Health Psychology||3 credits|
|PSYC 4350||Developmental Psychopathology||3 credits|
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a Bachelor of Arts program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Psychology.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Baccalaureate Degree
- Open intake
Minimum Credits Required:
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