Curriculum & Courses

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology Major


For full course descriptions, use the online Academic Calendar.

All students must meet the general graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, in addition to the graduation requirements for the Psychology major.

Required Courses

  • PSYC 1103 - Introduction to Psychology I: Natural Science
  • PSYC 1104 - Introduction to Psychology II: Social Science
  • PSYC 2210 - Statistical Methods for Psychology I
  • PSYC 2211 - Statistical Methods for Psychology II
  • PSYC 2213 - Research Methods I
  • PSYC 2235 - Life-Span Development
  • PSYC 2245 - Social Psychology
  • PSYC 2265 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 2275 - Brain and Behaviour
  • PSYC 2283 - Personality
  • PSYC 2285 - Abnormal Psychology

Additional Courses

  • Two PSYC classes at the 3000 level or higher
  • Two PSYC classes at the 4000 level or higher
  • One additional PSYC class at any level


  • 14 elective courses

Students are eligible to choose any 3-credit university-level course to complete an elective requirement, including PSYC courses that are not already fulfilling a major requirement. Students should be aware that no more than 24 courses within one discipline will be counted towards their degree (e.g. no more than 24 courses with the course prefix PSYC).

General Education Requirements

Ten courses must be completed to meet the General Education requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology.

  1. Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters. 
  2. Three courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters. One of these courses must be from the Numeracy and Scientific Literacy cluster.
  3. Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters.


Psychology Major students must obtain a minimum grade of 2.00 (C) in all core courses (this does not include general education or elective courses).