- Are you considering graduate studies in Psychology or a related field?
- Would you like to complete an individually supervised thesis as part of your undergraduate program?
- Are you highly motivated to learn about conducting psychological research?
If so, the Specialized Honours Psychology Program may be a good fit for you.
The Specialized Honours Psychology Program is a 120-credit degree program designed for students who intend to pursue postgraduate studies in Psychology or a related discipline.
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. In addition, students who graduate from this program will have specialist training in research methods, statistical analyses, scientific communication, and critical thinking.
A requirement of this program is the completion of a Specialized Honours Thesis under the direct supervision of a Psychology faculty member. This program is well suited for students who plan to pursue postgraduate studies in a research-intensive field. Admission to the program is by Department permission.
Students carry out an individual piece of psychological research in consultation with a thesis supervisor and write a thesis. In addition, students attend a seminar course.
Prerequisites: HH/PSYC 1010 6.00, HH/PSYC 2030 3.00; one of HH/PSYC 2021 3.00 and HH/PSYC 2022 3.00 or HH/PSYC 2020 6.00, HH/PSYC 3031 3.00, HH/PSYC 3010; HH/PSYC 3000 3.00.
Course Credit Exclusion(s): GL/PSYC 4000 6.00, HH/PSYC 4000 6.00, HH/PSYC 4175 6.00, HH/PSYC 4180 6.00
Open to: Students in the Specialized Honours program who have completed at least 14 university courses or 84 credits (excluding ED/EDUC courses).
Note: This course is not available for registration until the student completes the Honours Thesis contract with the supervisor and submits the form to the Psychology Undergraduate Office. This can be done by completing:
Specialized Honours Psychology Program contract (PDF format)
Specialized Honours Psychology Program contract (MS Word format )
After completing either format of above form, save completed form then submit completed application to Specialized Honours program.
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(Updated May 24th 2023)
Frequently Asked Questions
The video below provides more information about our program. Please note that while we make every effort to help ensure that students accepted into the Specialized Honours Program will find a thesis supervisor, this is not guaranteed.
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