Dec 08, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors in Psychology [Science]

Final acceptance into the Honors program is dependent upon obtaining approval from a potential research supervisor.

Continuation in and graduation from the Honors Psychology program require successful completion of ★24 with a minimum GPA of 3.3 in each Fall/Winter Term. Exceptions to this requirement must be approved by both the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of Science. In addition, students must present a minimum of ★48 (but no more than ★66 senior) in Psychology courses and a minimum of ★72 in Science courses. A student's program of courses must be approved in advance each year by the Honors Psychology advisor.

The following courses from other Departments are also required:

  • ★6 selected from 100-level ENGL or ★3 100-level ENGL and WRS 101
  • ★6 from BIOL, CHEM, PHYS
  • ★6 from ANTHR, ECON, LING, POL S, and/or SOC

★3 from

  • Any other computing science; mathematics; or statistics courses approved by the Honors Advisor.

A minimum of ★48 at the senior level in PSYCO including:

Options (normally taken in year 3)

  • ★9-12 in approved Science options
  • ★6-9 in approved options or other advanced research methods course approved by the Honors Advisor

Options (normally taken in year 4)

  • ★9-15 in approved Science options
  • ★3-9 in approved options


  • In addition to the courses specifically listed above, the program must include, among the student's optional courses, a minimum of ★12 in one or more disciplines other than Psychology. These courses may not overlap those used to fulfil the Computing/Mathematics/Statistics, Natural Science and Social Science requirements listed above