Programs

Department Requirements

See the University of Alberta Calendar for the most recent requirements. Students must also complete their respective Faculty requirements.

I. Psychology Courses

A minimum of 48, but not more than 60, units in Psychology, including: •Introductory Psychology: PSYCO 104 and 105.

  • Research Methods and History of Psychology: PSYCO 212 and PSYCO 301
  • Core Content Courses: Two of PSYCO 223, 233, 241, 258 (Arts core courses) and two of PSYCO 267, 275, 281 (Science core courses)
  • Advanced Research Methods: One of PSYCO 356, 364, 410, 411, 413, 414, 431, 441, 475, 476, 482, 493
  • Advanced Content Courses: Two 400-level Psychology courses (not including PSYCO 400, 410, 411, 413, 414, 431, 441, 475, 476, 482, 490, 493, 496, 497, 498, 499)
  • Honours Seminars: PSYCO 300 (third year) and 400 (fourth year). These are year-long, 3-unit seminars meeting once a week
  • Honours Research: PSYCO 390 (third year) and 490 (fourth year). These are year-long, 3-unit directed-research courses

II. Courses Outside of Psychology

  • English: ENGL 100 or 101
  • Introductory Statistics: STAT 151 (or, with consent of the department, an equivalent course)
  • Computing/Mathematics/Statistics: 6 units selected from CMPUT 101, 102, 114, 115; MATH 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 120, 121, 127, 128, 262; STAT 252, 341, or other computing science, mathematics, or statistics courses approved by the Honours Advisor. Notes: STAT 252 is highly recommended before conducting your honours research. MATH 262 is not open to Science students
  • Natural Science: 6 units selected from courses in Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Physics, or Zoology. Note: Arts students can also take ANTHR 390 in partial fulfillment of this requirement
  • Social Science: 6 units selected from courses in Anthropology, Economics, Linguistics, Political Science, and/or Sociology
  • Courses Related to Psychology: 12 additional units in one or more disciplines relevant to psychology, e.g., Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Economics, Genetics, Linguistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Sociology, Statistics and Applied Probability, and Zoology. These courses may not overlap with those used to fulfill the Computing/Mathematics/Statistics, Natural Science, and Social Science requirements listed above