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Psychology focuses on the behaviour of human beings and animals, with particular emphasis on the individual rather than the group. Psychology courses span the various areas of psychology, including the study of development, personality, social and abnormal behaviour, learning, cognition, perception and the role of the brain and psychological mechanisms in behaviour. Students are introduced to methods used in psychological research, including experimentation in the laboratory and field, naturalistic observation, and the use of statistical methods in interpreting data.



  • Psychology (specialist, major and minor options)
  • Psychology Research (specialist)


First-Year Courses

  • PSY 100H1 – Introductory Psychology


Advice for First Year

Students who are interested in enrolling into a psychology program should take PSY 100H1 in either the Fall or Winter terms of their first year.

Successful completion of this course with a grade that meets the requirement outlined in the Arts & Science Calendar is required for entry into psychology programs.  However, since our Psychology programs have limited capacity, the grade listed is only the minimum required and does not guarantee admission into any of our programs.  PSY 100H1 is also the prerequisite for all second year psychology courses.

Note: While there is no math requirement to enrol in PSY 100H1, admission to all Psychology Programs requires a high school Calculus course at the senior/grade 12-level. Grade 12 Biology, or Chemistry, or Physics is also highly recommended.


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