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DEGREE OPTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY

There are four degree options in Psychology at Grenfell Campus:
  1. Major in Psychology –Bachelor of Arts
  2. Major in Psychology – Bachelor of Science
  3. Major in Psychology (Honours) – Bachelor of Arts
  4. Major in Psychology (Honours) – Bachelor of Science

Students meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University of Newfoundland can be admitted directly into Grenfell Campus’s B.A. or B.Sc. in Psychology. Acceptance into the honours degree in Psychology is competitive and requires a higher level of academic achievement.

General admission requirements for Canadian students

General admission requirements for International students

Major in Psychology - B.A. and B.Sc. 

Students completing this program cannot receive credit for Psychology 2920.

The Major in Psychology consists of a minimum of 45 credit hours in Psychology as follows:

  1. Psychology 1000, 1001, 2925, 2950, 3950, 4910, 4925, and one of 4950 or 4951
  2. At least 12 credit hours from: Psychology 2025, 2125, 2225, 2425, 2625, 2825
  3. At least 9 credit hours chosen from the following Contemporary Issues courses: Psychology 3025, 3040, 3125, 3126, 3225, 3226, 3325, 3425, 3525, 3625, 3626, 3627, 3628, 3725, 3825

 

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Psychology shall also complete an additional 36 credit hours as follows:

  1. Six credit hours in Mathematics, which must include Mathematics 1000
  2. Biology 1001 and 1002
  3. Chemistry 1200 and 1001 or Physics 1020 (or 1050) and 1021 (or 1051)
  4. Nine credit hours at the 2000 level or above (two courses must be laboratory courses) in one of the following subjects: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics
  5. Nine additional credit hours chosen in any combination from the following subjects: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

 

7.2.1 Requirements for Honours in Psychology 

Students completing this program cannot receive credit for Psychology 2920.

The Honours B.A. and B.Sc. degrees in Psychology offer greater concentration in the discipline and also require a higher level of academic achievement than is required for the completion of a degree. The Honours degrees in Psychology at Grenfell Campus are 120 credit hour programs normally requiring four years for completion (See Regulations for the Honours Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science at Grenfell Campus).

The following requirements govern the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degrees in Psychology:

  1. Course Requirements
    1. Students must meet the General Regulations for Grenfell Campus Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
    2. Candidates must also complete:
      1. Psychology 1000, 1001, 2025, 2125, 2225, 2425, 2625, 2825, 2925, 2950, 3950, 4910, 4925
      2. Fifteen credit hours from Psychology 3025,3040 3125, 3126, 3225, 3226, 3325, 3425, 3525, 3625, 3626, 3627, 3628, 3725, 3825
      3. A two-semester research project, Psychology 4951 and 4959.
    3. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology shall also complete an additional 27 credit hours as follows:
      1. Six credit hours in Mathematics, which must include Mathematics 1000
      2. Biology 1001 and 1002
      3. Chemistry 1200 and 1001 OR Physics 1020 (or 1050) and 1021 (or 1051)
      4. Nine credit hours at the 2000 level or above (two courses of which must be laboratory courses) in one of the following subjects: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science or Physics.
  2. Honours Thesis

    The Honours project sequence (Psychology 4951 and 4959) involves the production of an Honours thesis. This thesis will be evaluated by the thesis supervisor and an additional faculty member selected by mutual consent of the candidate and the supervisor.

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