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Introduction

Psychology is that branch of science which focuses on the behaviour of human beings and animals, with particular emphasis on the individual rather than the group. Our courses span the various areas of psychology and introduce students to the methods used in psychological research. The basic tools of the research psychologist include experimentation in the laboratory and field, naturalistic observation, and the use of statistical methods in interpreting data.

Our faculty have highly diversified interests which are reflected in the number and variety of our undergraduate course offerings. These include courses in developmental psychology, social psychology, personality, abnormal psychology, human and animal learning, cognitive psychology, perception, and physiological psychology. A more detailed description of the individual courses and the names and interests of the course instructors appear on web pages at http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/~undergra/undergrad.html. We encourage students at all levels, and particularly those who are beginning a Major or Specialist program in Psychology, to consult the Undergraduate Psychology Web Site before selecting courses and to discuss their proposed programs with the Undergraduate Advisor, the Undergraduate Director, or a faculty member in the Department.

Courses in the various areas within Psychology and the numbering system associated with these courses follow a definite pattern: PSY XXX. The first digit represents the year, and the second digit represents the area in which the course belongs. Social Psychology, for example, is identified by 2. Therefore, PSY 220 at the second year, PSY 320, 321, 322, and 323 at the third year, and PSY 420 at the fourth year represent all the Social Psychology courses. Other areas within Psychology follow a similar pattern.

Students in St. George Psychology programs are given first priority for enrolment in second, third and fourth year Psychology courses. Please consult the Registration Handbook & Timetable and the Undergraduate Psychology Web Site for details.

Undergraduate Director:
Professor C. Helwig, Sidney Smith Hall

Undergraduate Advisor:
Tamara Ferguson, Sidney Smith Hall, Room 4014 (416-978-3407)

General Enquiries:
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 4020 (416-978-5201)

Undergraduate PSY Web pages:
http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/~undergra/undergrad.html

Psychology Programs

(See Undergraduate Psychology web site for further details)

NOTE: JLP315H1, JLP374H1, JLP471H1; JZP326H1, JZP428H1 count as PSY credits for all Psychology programs.

Entry into all Psychology programs now requires an OAC or MCA4U Calculus (or equivalent). There is, however, no Calculus prerequisite for PSY100Y1 or additional individual 200-level courses if a grade of 70% or better is achieved in PSY100Y1. Students who completed PSY100Y1 in 1997 or earlier* are exempt from the OAC/MCA4U Calculus requirement.

* at the University of Toronto

Neuroscience: see Neuroscience

Psychology Research (Science program)

Specialist program:
(9.5 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 1.5 400-series full courses or equivalent)

This program is designed for students who have demonstrated particular interest and aptitude in research. Enrolment in the Research Specialist program is limited. Students apply in the spring term of their second year. All students enrolling in or considering the Resarch Specialist program should enroll in a PSY lab course in the fall of their third year. Admission to the program is based on academic performance and expressed interest in research. To be admitted students must have completed
a) OAC/MCA4U Calculus or equivalent;
b) PSY100Y1;
c) PSY201H1 and 202H1 (or equivalent);
d) at least 4 of the 7 required 200-level courses, with an average of at least 73% across all PSY courses. (Note that this does not mean 73% in each PSY course); and
e) have a CGPA of at least 3.0. Please see the Undergraduate Website for additional information on requirements and applying to the Program.
NOTE: The courses to include Statistics and 8.5 full courses or equivalent in PSY

First Year:
PSY100Y1

Second Year:
Statistics: PSY (PSY201H1, PSY202H1)/ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/GGR (GGR270H1, GGR271H1)/SOC300Y1/STA (STA220H1, STA221H1)/STA250H1/STA (STA220H1, JBS229H1)

Second and Higher Years:
1. PSY210H1, PSY220H1, (PSY230H1/PSY240H1), PSY260H1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY290H1
2. Two 300-level half courses from at least two of groups A, B, C below and one additional 300-level half course (from any group) or 400-level seminar
3. One of PSY319H1/PSY329H1/PSY339H1/PSY369H1/PSY379H1/ PSY389H1/PSY399H1
4. PSY309H1
5. PSY400Y1, PSY409H1

Psychology (Science program)


Specialist program:
(9.5 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series full course or equivalent)

Enrolment in the Specialist program is limited. Students may enrol in their Second or Third year.
To enrol in Second year, students must have
a) OAC/MCA4U Calculus or equivalent;
b) completed 4 full courses;
c) obtained at least 80% in PSY100Y1;
d) a CGPA of at least 3.0; and e) be registered in PSY201H1 or equivalent (statistics).

To enrol in Third year, students must have completed
a) OAC/MCA4U Calculus or equivalent;
b) PSY100Y1;
c) PSY201H1 and 202H1 (or equivalent); and
d) at least 4 of the 7 required 200-level courses, with an average of at least 73% across all PSY courses
(Note that this does not mean 73% in each PSY course); and e) have a CGPA of at least 3.0.
NOTE: The courses to include Statistics and 8.5 full courses or equivalent in PSY

First Year:
PSY100Y1

Second Year:
Statistics: PSY (PSY201H1, PSY202H1)/ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/GGR (GGR270H1, GGR271H1)/SOC300Y1/
STA (STA220H1, STA221H1)/STA250H1/(STA220H1, JBS229H1)

Second and Higher Years:
1. All of: PSY210H1, PSY220H1, PSY230H1/PSY240H1, PSY260H1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY290H1
2. Three 300-level half-courses taken from at least two of Groups A, B, and C below
3. One of: PSY319H1/PSY329H1/PSY339H1/PSY369H1/PSY379H1/PSY389H1/PSY399H1
4. Two 400-level seminars from: JLP471H1/JZP428H1/PSY401H1/PSY410H1/PSY420H1/PSY430H1/
PSY440H1
/PSY460H1/
PSY470H1/PSY471H1/PSY472H1/PSY473H1/PSY480H1/PSY490H1
5. Two additional 300- or 400-level half-courses from PSY/JLP/JZP

Major program:
(7 full courses or their equivalent)

Enrolment in the Major program is limited. To enrol, students must have
a) OAC/MCA4U Calculus or equivalent;
b) completed 4 full courses;
c) at least 63% in PSY100Y1;
d) be registered to take or have completed PSY201H1 or equivalent (statistics); and e) have a CGPA of 2.0.
NOTE: The courses to include Statistics and 6.5 full courses or equivalent in PSY

First Year:
PSY100Y1

Second Year:
Statistics: PSY201H1/ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/GGR270H1/SOC300Y1/STA220H1/STA250H1

Second and Higher Years:
1. All of: PSY210H1, PSY220H1, (PSY230H1/PSY240H1), PSY260H1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY290H1
2. Two 300-level half-courses taken from two of Groups A, B, and C below
3. Two additional 300- or 400-level half-courses from PSY/JLP/JZP

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)

Enrolment in the Minor program is limited. To enrol, students must have
a) OAC/MCA4U Calculus or equivalent;
b) completed 4 full courses;
c) at least 63% in PSY100Y1;
d) either be registered to take or have completed PSY201H1 or equivalent (statistics); and
e) have a CGPA of 1.7.
NOTE: The courses to include Statistics and 3.5 full courses or equivalent in PSY

First Year:
PSY100Y1

Second Year:
Statistics: PSY201H1/ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/GGR270H1/SOC300Y1/STA220H1/STA250H1

Second and Higher Years:
1. At least two of: PSY210H1/PSY220H1/PSY230H1/PSY240H1/PSY260H1/PSY270H1/PSY280H1/PSY290H1
2. At least two half-courses at the 300-level taken from any of Groups A, B, or C below
3. An additional PSY/JLP/JZP half-course at any level

Group A:
JLP315H1/PSY300H1/PSY311H1/PSY312H1/PSY313H1/PSY314H1/PSY316H1/
PSY317H1/PSY320H1/PSY321H1/PSY322H1/PSY323H1/PSY324H1/PSY325H1/
PSY326H1
/PSY327H1/PSY328H1/PSY330H1/PSY331H1/PSY332H1/PSY333H1/
PSY334H1/PSY335H1/PSY336H1/PSY341H1/PSY342H1/PSY343H1

Group B:
JZP326H1/PSY362H1/PSY390H1/PSY391H1/PSY392H1/PSY393H1/PSY394H1/ PSY396H1

Group C:
JLP374H1/PSY312H1/PSY316H1/PSY370H1/PSY371H1/PSY372H1/PSY375H1/ 377H1/PSY378H1/PSY380H1
Note1:
PSY312H1 and 316H1 may count in either Group A or C, but not both, for program requirements
Note 2:
POL313Y1 may count as a Group A half credit.


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