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  • Objectives
    Carleton's undergraduate programs in Psychology introduce students to the study of behaviour and psychological processes from the social science and biological science orientations. Courses and research areas range from the study of behavioural neuroscience to cognitive, developmental, forensic, health and social psychology . Psychology programs provide students with an excellent core for a liberal education and preparation for advanced studies, scientific research, or professional training.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology
  • Course description
    Psychology
    B.A. Honours
    (20.0 credits)

       1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits):

       1. 1.0 credit in PSYC 1001 and PSYC 1002,
       2. 1.0 credit in PSYC 2001 and PSYC 2002;
       3. 1.0 credit from PSYC 2200, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2500 or PSYC 2700;
       4. 1.0 credit from PSYC 2003, PSYC 2100, PSYC 2400, PSYC 2600 or PSYC 2800;
       5. 1.0 credit in PSYC 3000 [1.0];
       6. 2.0 credits from:

       1. Thesis Stream:

       1. 1.0 credit from PSYC 3100 [1.0], PSYC 3200 [1.0], PSYC 3300 [1.0], PSYC 3400 [1.0], PSYC 3500 [1.0], PSYC 3600 [1.0], PSYC 3700 [1.0], PSYC 3800 [1.0];
       2. 1.0 credit in PSYC 4908 [1.0];

    or

             2. Essay Stream

       1. 1.0 credit in PSYC at 3000-level or higher;
       2. 1.0 credit in PSYC 4905[1.0];

       7. 1.0 credit in PSYC at 3000-level or higher;
       8. 1.0 credit in PSYC;

       2. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits):

       9. 2.0 credits from BIOL, CHEM, COMP, ERTH, MATH, STAT or PHYS;
      10. 3.0 credits at the 2000 level and above, not in PSYC;
      11. 3.0 credits, not in PSYC;
      12. 3.0 credits free electives.

    Note: registration in the seminars in Requirement 6 a) i) requires a Major CGPA of at least 9.00. Registration in the thesis course PSYC 4908[1.0] requires a Major CGPA of at least 9.00.

    • PSYC 1001 - Introduction to Psychology I
    • PSYC 1002 - Introduction to Psychology II
    • PSYC 2001 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
    • PSYC 2002 - Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
    • PSYC 2003 - Origins of Modern Psychology
    • PSYC 2009 - Psychology Research Laboratory
    • PSYC 2100 - Introduction to Social Psychology
    • PSYC 2200 - Biological Foundations of Behaviour
    • PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Health Psychology
    • PSYC 2400 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology
    • PSYC 2500 - Foundations of Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 2600 - Introduction to the Study of Personality
    • PSYC 2700 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
    • PSYC 2800 - Introduction to Human Factors
    • PSYC 3000 - Design and Analysis in Psychological Research
    • PSYC 3100 - Social Psychology (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3101 - Applied Social Psychology
    • PSYC 3102 - Cognitive Processes in Social Psychology
    • PSYC 3103 - Group Processes in Social Psychology
    • PSYC 3105 - Organizational Psychology
    • PSYC 3200 - Behavioural Neuroscience (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3202 - Sensory Processes
    • PSYC 3203 - Field Course in Animal Behaviour
    • PSYC 3204 - Drugs and Behaviour
    • PSYC 3205 - Psychopharmacology and Behavioural Medicine
    • PSYC 3207 - Human Neuropsychology
    • PSYC 3300 - Health and Illness (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3400 - Forensic Psychology (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3402 - Criminal Behaviour
    • PSYC 3403 - Addiction
    • PSYC 3405 - Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
    • PSYC 3500 - Developmental Psychology (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3505 - Exceptional Children
    • PSYC 3506 - Cognitive Development
    • PSYC 3507 - Social Development
    • PSYC 3508 - Child Language
    • PSYC 3600 - Personality (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3603 - Psychology of Women
    • PSYC 3604 - Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC 3606 - Issues in Personality
    • PSYC 3700 - Cognition (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3702 - Perception
    • PSYC 3709 - Language Processing and the Brain
    • PSYC 3800 - People and Technology (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3901 - Practicum in Community Psychology
    • PSYC 3902 - Practicum in Community Psychology
    • PSYC 3903 - Co-operative Work Term Report 1
    • PSYC 4001 - Special Topics in Psychology
    • PSYC 4008 - Human Assessment
    • PSYC 4200 - Seminar on Current Research in Neuroscience
    • PSYC 4207 - Neuropsychology of Memory Disorders
    • PSYC 4300 - History and Theory of Psychology: Selected Topics
    • PSYC 4402 - Police Psychology
    • PSYC 4500 - Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 4703 - Cognition and Instruction
    • PSYC 4704 - Psychology and Language
    • PSYC 4800 - Aspects of Product Design Methodology
    • PSYC 4805 - Social Aspects of Computer Use
    • PSYC 4900 - Independent Study
    • PSYC 4902 - Independent Study
    • PSYC 4903 - Co-operative Work Term Report 2
    • PSYC 4904 - Co-operative Work Term Report 3
    • PSYC 4905 - Essay for B.A. (Honours) in Psychology
    • PSYC 4907 - Thesis for B.Sc. with Honours in Psychology
    • PSYC 4908 - Thesis for B.A. with Honours in Psychology

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