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2018-19 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2018-19 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BA (Honours)


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Acceptance Requirements

The Psychology Honours stream is highly competitive and is intended to provide advanced preparation in research to exceptional students who are interested in pursuing graduate programs. The core BA in Psychology program requirements are augmented with additional work in specific subject areas such as: the history of Psychology, completing advanced courses in statistics and research methods, taking part in Honours seminars and completing an Honours theses requiring original research.
 
To apply for admission to the BA Psychology Honours stream the Department of Psychology requires that students have:

  1. Completed PSYC 4412 PSYC 4412  -  Advanced Statistical Methods for Psychology   - minimum B grade.
  2. Completed PSYC 4413 PSYC 4413  -  Research Methods II   - minimum B grade.
  3. A minimum average GPA of 3.5 across all 2000, 3000 and 4000 level psychology courses, or permission of the Department of Psychology Honours Committee.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements for admission to the Honours in Psychology stream does not guarantee admission to the program. Application to the Honours in Psychology stream is done via the Psychology Department. Interested students should consult the Psychology Department’s website for more detailed information about the Psychology Honours stream

Continuance Requirements

Students accepted into the Honours in Psychology stream must maintain a minimum average GPA of 3.5 in their 2000, 3000 and 4000 level Psychology courses. To continue in the Honours in Psychology stream a student must conduct a major research project under the direction of a qualified psychology supervisor. Qualified supervisors include full time tenured, tenure-track and fixed-term faculty members in the Department of Psychology at Mount Royal University.

Graduation Requirements - Major in Psychology (Honours)


All students must meet the general graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (honours), in addition to the graduation requirements for the Psychology (honours) major. 

Note


Psychology (Honours) Major students must obtain a minimum grade of C( 2.00) in all core courses. This does not include general education or elective courses. While enrolled in PSYC 5110  and PSYC 5120 , students are required to conduct a research project under faculty supervision and to write a thesis. Students must present their research results at a Psychology Department undergraduate conference that is held concurrently with PSYC 5120 .

General Education Requirements


Ten courses must be completed to meet the General Education requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (Honours).

  1. Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters. 
  2. Three courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters. One of these courses must be from the Numeracy and Scientific Literacy cluster.
  3. Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters.

Interested students should consult the Psychology Department’s website for more detailed information about the Psychology Honours stream.

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