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4.12 Psychology Program
Head: Dan Bailis
Campus Address/General Office: P404 Duff Roblin Bldg.
Telephone: 204 474 9338
Email Address: 

psychugadvisor@umanitoba.ca

psychughead@umanitoba.ca

Website: 

http://www.umanitoba.ca/psychology/

4.12.1 Program Information

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes, including the biological bases of behaviour and cognitive processes, and behavioural and cognitive neuroscience. The Honours and Major programs combine courses in Psychology with related courses in Science. Courses from the Faculty of Arts are included in this program. The Faculty of Science offers programs leading to a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Psychology and a B.Sc. (Major) degree in Psychology.

Honours

To enter the Honours program, students must have obtained a grade of “B” or better in PSYC 2260  and a grade of "B" in six credit hours in courses offered by the Faculty of Science. In addition, students must have obtained a degree grade point average of 3.50. Introductory courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics are highly recommended.

Students will normally take PSYC 2260 in Year 2 and enter Honours in Year 3. Students who qualify for entry to the 4-Year Major in Psychology after Year 1 should choose that option. See the 4-Year Major entry requirements for details.

To continue in the Honours program, a student must register in a minimum of 9 credit hours in each Fall and Winter Term and must meet all of the continuation criteria of the Faculty of Science. In addition, students must maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.50 based on all courses in the program. Students who do not meet the minimum continuation requirement will be required to withdraw from the Honours program.

To graduate, a student must obtain 120 credit hours of courses with grades of “C” or better in each course and with a minimum degree grade point average of 3.00. In addition, students must complete the program of study in the chart below.

Four Year Major

To enter the Major program, students must normally have obtained a grade of C+ or better in PSYC 1200 (or in both PSYC 1211 and PSYC 1221) and in six credit hours in courses offered by the Faculty of Science and meet the Faculty of Science requirements for entry to the Major program. Introductory courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics are highly recommended.

To continue in the Major program, a student must meet all of the continuation criteria of the Faculty of Science. This includes maintaining a minimum DGPA of 2.00 at each point of assessment, and no more than 18 credit hours of failing grades after entry to the program. Students who do not meet the minimum continuation requirement will be required to withdraw from the Major program. The department must approve a student’s Major program for each session. All program revisions must also have prior approval.

To graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Science (Major), a student must complete 120 credit hours of courses with passing grades (D or better) in each course, with a minimum DGPA of 2.00.  In addition, the student must complete the program of study as listed in the program chart below.

NOTE: Psychology cannot be used to fulfill either the introductory or advanced level Science requirements in the 3-year B.Sc. General Degree.

4.12.2 Psychology

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

HONOURS8 120 CREDIT HOURS (comprising courses listed in chart below, and electives)

PSYC 1200 (or PSYC 1211 and PSYC 1221) (6)

6 credit hours Science1(B)

PSYC 2250, PSYC 2260 (B)

6 credit hours 2000 or 3000 level2 Psychology

15 credit hours Science5

3 credit hours options6

PSYC 3200PSYC 3340PSYC 3630

3 credit hours from PSYC 3520, PSYC 3560, PSYC 3590 or a 4000 level PSYC course

9 credit hours Psychology3

9 credit hours Science5

PSYC 4520 (6)

18 credit hours Psychology4

6 credit hours Science5

30 Hours

30 Hours

30 Hours

30 Hours

FOUR YEAR MAJOR8,9 120 CREDIT HOURS (comprising courses listed in chart below, and electives)

PSYC 1200 (C+)(or PSYC 1211 (C+) and PSYC 1221(C+)) (6)

6 credit hours Science1(C+)

PSYC 2250, PSYC 2260

6 credit hours 2000 or 3000 level Psychology7

18 credit hours 2000 or 3000 level Psychology7

18 credit hours 2000 or 3000 level Psychology7

 

Plus 30 credit hours of courses from departments in the Faculty of Science, including a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 2000 level or above5.

A “W” course must be taken in Year 1 or Year 2

 

 

MINOR

PSYC 1200 or (PSYC 1211 and PSYC 1221)

12 credit hours in Psychology courses numbered at the 2000 or 3000 level

 

NOTES:

1 Introductory courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics are highly recommended.

2 These 6 credit hours must include 3 credit hours from each of two different lettered categories of Psychology courses below.

3 These 9 credit hours must include 3 credit hours from each of two different lettered categories of Psychology courses below and not sampled in Year 2.

4 These 18 credit hours must include 6 credit hours at the 4000 level; and 6 credit hours at any level including any remaining lettered category below.

5 The Science courses that are chosen must be approved by the Department of Psychology and must include a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 2000 level or above.

6 Free options are to be chosen from courses that are acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Science and must be approved by the Department of Psychology.

7 During Years 2 to 4 a total of 42 credit hours of 2000 or 3000 level Psychology courses must be completed, including a minimum of 3 credit hours from each of the five lettered categories of courses below.

8 The courses required in this program satisfy the university mathematics requirement.

9 IMPORTANT: The four year Major program need not be completed in the manner prescribed in the chart above. The chart indicates one possible arrangement of the required courses and is meant to be a guide around which students can plan their program.

(Letters in brackets indicated minimum prerequisite standing required for further study. The number 6 in brackets indicates a 6 credit hour course.)

Categories of Psychology Courses

Category A:

Personality/Social

PSYC 2490, PSYC 2530, PSYC 2540

Category B:

Developmental

PSYC 2290

Category C:

Learning

PSYC 2440, PSYC 2470

Category D:

Cognitive

PSYC 2480

Category E:

Biological

PSYC 2360

Psychology Courses

All Psychology courses are available to Science students. For a complete course listing, see the Faculty of Arts section.

Psychology courses taught at the Université de Saint-Boniface can be used to satisfy degree requirements