The Honours in Psychology program is a 120-credit degree program designed for students who are interested in learning about and applying knowledge accumulated from the discipline of psychology.
Students who graduate from this program will have demonstrated knowledge in a breadth of subdisciplines within Psychology, and will be able to critically evaluate research results, theories, and opinions within this field. Graduates of this program will be able to engage in quantitative reasoning through the interpretation of empirical results. Additionally, graduates will have demonstrated an appreciation of alternative methods used in psychological inquiry and will be able to synthesize potentially conflicting results and communicate these ideas to the general public.
Students can also complete a Double Major or a Major/Minor option. This program is well suited for students who intend to enter the workforce following graduation and/or who may intend to pursue postgraduate studies in professional and applied related fields of psychology.
Degree Program Requirements
We have recently made program changes. Your degree program requirements are often based on your year of entry. If you started your degree program here at York University in 2017 or later, you will need to satisfy the New Degree Requirements.
If you joined our department prior to 2017, you will typically follow the Previous Degree Requirement (as of Fall 2013; Major credits only). However, if you (a) changed to the Faculty of Health, (b) changed your degree type (e.g., BSc to BA), or (c) entered the Specialized Honours program in 2017 or later, OR, if you anticipate finishing your degree requirements after the Winter 2021 term, you will follow the New Degree Requirements.
Also, if you entered the university prior to 2013, your degree requirements outside of the major may differ. Please check your Degree Progress Report, the Academic Calendar from your year of entry, and/or consult with OSAS or the Undergraduate Office in the Department of Psychology if you have any questions.
Conducting an Honours Thesis
If you would like to complete a thesis, you will need to apply for the Specialized Honours BA/BSc. program"