Faculty of Social Sciences : Department of Psychology
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The Department of Psychology may give permission for individual studies and directed readings to be taken under the course numbers PSYC 390 and 490, primarily to allow students and a faculty supervisor to pursue a topic of mutual interest. These courses are available only to students with credit in PSYC 201 and a GPA of at least 5.5 in the last 15 units attempted. Other courses are not offered as individual studies or directed readings at any time. Students seeking an exemption from these restrictions must make a formal application to the department undergraduate adviser (psycadv@uvic.ca).
Admission to the Honours program must be sought by March 15 preceding the student’s final full year of undergraduate studies. Prospective Honours students must apply online. See <www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/psychology/undergraduate/honours> for details on applying to the honours program. In addition to the permission of the Honours Adviser, applicants must obtain agreement from a regular faculty member in the department to serve as thesis supervisor.
a minimum GPA of 7.0 in all Psychology courses taken at post-secondary institutions within the last 5 years;
PSYC 300A, 300B, with a grade of at least A- in each course
PSYC 300- or 400-level elective
1.5
4.5
PSYC 499 with a grade of at least A-
- (BSc) One of BIOL 190A, 186 and one of BIOL 190B, 184
- (BSc) 6.0 units of electives from courses in the Faculty of Science, which also may include EPHE 141, 241, 242; and 12.0 units of electives from any area, including additional Psychology courses
PSYC 300- or 400-level electives
- (BSc) One of BIOL 190A, 186 and one of BIOL 190B, 184
- (BSc) 6.0 units of electives from courses in the Faculty of Science, which also may include EPHE 141, 241, 242; and 15.0 units of electives from any area, including additional Psychology courses
Students interested in the General Program should indicate this when they file a Record of Degree Program form with the Academic Advising Centre after completion of 12.0 units. A General degree requires completion of the General Program requirements in two disciplines. Students wishing to add a Minor in Psychology to their program must ensure that it is included on their Record of Degree Program form.
BIOL 184 or 190B; and BIOL 186 or 190A
PSYC 251 or 215A
PSYC 300A and 300B4; or STAT 255 and 256; or STAT 260 and 261
BIOL 184 or 190B and BIOL 186 or 190A
PSYC 251 or 215A
BIOL or PSYC 300 or 400-level elective
PSYC 300A and 300B4; or STAT 255 and 256; or STAT 260 and 261
BIOC 300A (required for BIOL 360, 361, medical school), 300B (required for BIOL 361, medical school)
MATH 101, 377, or other MATH courses
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Admission and Graduation Standing requirements for the Honours program are governed by the regulations for the department in which the Honours thesis is taken.
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Students registering for BIOL 499A, 499B must also take BIOL 460 (Honours Seminar).
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Students planning to do an Honours thesis or a graduate degree in Psychology are advised to take PSYC 300A and 300B. Students interested in a graduate degree in Psychology are advised to take PSYC 400A and/or 405 as electives.
Note: BIOL 499B credit may be counted toward the Neurobiology Option only if the thesis topic is approved by the department
BIOL 186 or 190A; and BIOL 184 or 190B
PSYC 300A and 300B; or
STAT 255 and 256; or
STAT 260 and 261
CSC 400-level2
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1.5 units of these 400-level CSC electives may be replaced by 1.5 units of 400-level SENG.
See Social Sciences Co-operative Education Programs. he general regulations pertaining to Undergraduate Co-operative Education Programs of the University of Victoria governing all co-operative education students.
Work Term Credit By Challenge is permitted in the Psychology Co-op program.