Psychology Major (Science Program) - ASMAJ1160

You should consider pursuing the Major Program in Psychology if you want to concentrate in Psychology together with another discipline.

Enrolment Requirements: 

The Major is a Type 2L (Limited) program that can only accept a limited number of students. The quantity of applications received in a given year always far exceeds the number of spaces available in the program. Eligibility will be based on the following criteria, however, achieving the minimum marks listed does not guarantee admission to the Major in any given year. Please have a back-up plan/program in place, should you not be admitted.

Applying with fewer than 8 FCEs completed:

  • PSY100H1 with a final mark of at least 75% (AP and IB Psychology are not accepted)
  • A senior-level (Gr. 12) high school course in Calculus
  • A senior-level (Gr. 12) high school course in Biology(effective for entry in Spring 2020)
  • Completion of at least 4 FCEs

Applying with 8 or more FCEs completed:

  • Completion of PSY100H1 (AP and IB Psychology are not accepted)
  • A senior-level (Gr. 12) high school course in Calculus
  • A senior-level (Gr. 12) high school course in Biology(effective for entry in Spring 2020)
  • Completion of at least 8 FCEs
  • PSY201H1 (or equivalent course in statistics), plus at least 1 FCE in PSY at the 200-level (taken from the PSY210H1 - PSY290H1 series) with an average of 73%* across all three courses. If more than two PSY 200-levels have been completed, we will take the two with the highest grades.

NOTE: For students entering University for September 2019 or later, it is recommended to have a grade 12 biology credit, as it will be needed for admission to any Psychology program of study.

* In past admission cycles, the average grade cut-off for the Major program ranged from approximately 80-84%. This may vary from year to year, and can even be higher.

Completion Requirements: 

Required Courses (7 FCEs):

  1. First Year: PSY100H1
  2. Statistics: PSY201H1 (or an equivalent course in statistics)
  3. 1 FCE from PSY210H1, PSY220H1, PSY230H1, PSY240H1 (Cluster A)
  4. 1 FCE from PSY260H1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY290H1 (Cluster B)
  5. 0.5 FCE in PSY at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster A
  6. 0.5 FCE in PSY at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster B
  7. 1 FCE in PSY at the 300/400-level from Group 1 (any Cluster)
  8. 0.5 FCE in PSY at the 400-level from Group 1 (any Cluster)
  9. 1.5 FCEs from Groups 1 and/or 2, at any level

(Please note that these are all individual requirements and cannot overlap or be used twice).