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Science students

Below are FAQs regarding admission decisions for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) Psychology programs.

Refused admission to Honours BSc Psychology

Your averages are satisfactory for admission to Honours BSc Psychology but you haven't completed all of the year one Math and Science course requirements for admission e.g., have not successfully completed Math 128 or Phys 112/112L.

Option 1

You might be admissible to Joint Honours Science and Psychology. If so, you could enrol in Joint Honours Science and Psych (e.g., to take Psych 291 Fall and Psych 292 Winter) and then reapply for admission to Honours BSc Psychology in a later term after you have completed the necessary year one courses. Those who successfully complete the first year Math and Physics requirements should be in Honours BSc Psychology rather than Joint Honours Science and Psychology.

The Co-op system of study is not an option for those in Joint Honours Science and Psychology.

Option 2

Remain in your current Science program until you have completed all of the necessary year one courses for admission to Honours BSc Psychology and speak to the Psychology Undergraduate Advisor (PAS 3007) about the possibility of an 'override' to enrol in Psych 291 for the Fall term. Requests for Psych 292 enrolment will not be considered until the Fall term grades are available.

You meet all of the year one course requirements for Honours BSc Psychology and your overall and Science averages are satisfactory but your Psych average is less than 75%

Option 1

If the Psychology average is at least 70%, speak to the Psychology Undergraduate Advisor (PAS 3007) about the possibility of admission to Joint Honours Science and Psychology so you have access to PSYCH 291 and 292. If later you bring your Psych average up to 75%, you can then switch in to Honours BSc Psychology. 

Option 2

If the Psychology average is less than 70%, you cannot take courses that are restricted to Psychology Majors e.g., Psych 291 and 292. Remain in your current program and reapply to the Psychology Major in the future if you raise your Psych average to 70% (for Joint Honours Science and Psych) or 75% (for Honours BSc Psych).

Your Psychology average is less than 75% and you haven't completed all of the year one Math and Science course requirements for admission to Honours BSc Psychology

You cannot take courses that are restricted to Psychology Majors e.g., Psych 291, 292, 391, etc. Remain in your current program and reapply to the Psychology Major in the future if you raise your Psychology average to 70% (for Joint Honours Science and Psych) or 75% (for Honours BSc Psych).

If you want to enrol in the Psychology Minor plan, please submit a Plan Modification Form. A cumulative Psychology average of at least 65% is required for admission to the Psychology Minor.


Last updated December 6, 2016