Psychology Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE1160

You should consider pursuing the Specialist Program in Psychology if you want a greater concentration in Psychology than provided by the Major Program. Please note that having a Specialist is not required in order to be admitted to a graduate program in Psychology later on.

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Note there are different options depending on whether a student has completed between 4.0 and 7.5 credits, or 8.0 or more credits.

Variable Minimum Grade or Minimum Grade Average
A minimum final grade or grade average in required courses is needed for entry, and these minimums change each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

For students who have completed 4.0 to 7.5 credits:

PSY100H1 (80%) (AP and IB Psychology are not accepted)
• Gr. 12 Calculus
• Gr. 12 Biology

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 80% in required courses will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade does not guarantee admission to the program.

For students who have completed 8.0 or more credits:

PSY100H1 (AP and IB Psychology are not accepted)
• Gr. 12 Calculus
• Gr. 12 Biology
PSY201H1 (or ECO220Y1/​ EEB225H1/​ GGR270H1/​ POL222H1/​ SOC202H1/​ STA220H1/​ STA238H1/​ STA248H1/​ STA288H1), and PSY202H1 (or ECO220Y1/​ STA221H1/​ SOC252H1), 1.0 credits in PSY from the PSY210H1 to PSY290H1 series of courses, and a grade average of 75% across all four courses. If more than 1.0 200-level PSY credits have been completed, the two with the highest grades will be used.

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a minimum grade average lower than 75% in required courses will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum grade average does not guarantee admission to the program.

Note:
In past admission cycles, the average grade cut-off for the Specialist program ranged from approximately 80-83%.

Completion Requirements

(10.0 credits):

  1. First Year: PSY100H1
  2. Statistics: PSY201H1 (or one of ECO220Y1/​ EEB225H1/​ GGR270H1/​ POL222H1/​ SOC202H1/​ STA220H1/​ STA238H1/​ STA248H1/​ STA288H1) and PSY202H1 (or one of ECO220Y1/​ STA221H1/​ SOC252H1)
  3. 1.0 credit (from Cluster A) PSY210H1, PSY220H1, PSY230H1, PSY240H1
  4. 1.0 credit (from Cluster B) PSY260H1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY290H1 (NOTE: HMB200H1 or PSL300H1 cannot be used in place of PSY290H1)
  5. 0.5 credit in PSY at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster A
  6. 0.5 credit in PSY at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster B
  7. 1.5 credits in PSY at the 300/400-level from Group 1 (any of Clusters A, B, and C)
  8. One lab course (0.5 credit), and no more, taken from the following: PSY319H1, PSY329H1, PSY339H1, PSY349H1, PSY359H1, PSY369H1, PSY379H1, PSY389H1
  9. Two seminar courses (1.0 credit), and no more, taken from the following: JLP471H1, PSY402H1/​ PSY403H1/​ PSY404H1, PSY410H1, PSY420H1, PSY430H1, PSY440H1, PSY460H1, PSY470H1, PSY471H1, PSY480H1, PSY490H1, PSY497H1
  10. 2.5 credits from Group 1 (Clusters A, B, and C) and/or Group 2, at any level

(Please note that these are all individual requirements and cannot overlap or be used twice).


Group 1 (Cluster A)

JLP315H1, PSY194H1, PSY195H1, PSY197H1, PSY210H1, PSY220H1, PSY230H1, PSY240H1, PSY311H1, PSY312H1, PSY313H1, PSY316H1, PSY319H1, PSY320H1, PSY321H1, PSY322H1, PSY323H1, PSY324H1, PSY326H1, PSY328H1, PSY329H1, PSY330H1, PSY331H1, PSY332H1, PSY333H1, PSY336H1, PSY337H1, PSY339H1, PSY341H1, PSY342H1, PSY343H1, PSY349H1, PSY410H1, PSY414H1, PSY417H1, PSY420H1, PSY421H1, PSY424H1, PSY425H1, PSY426H1, PSY427H1, PSY428H1, PSY430H1, PSY434H1, PSY435H1, PSY440H1, PSY450H1

Group 1 (Cluster B)

JLP374H1, JLP471H1, PSY196H1, PSY198H1, PSY199H1, PSY260H1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY290H1, PSY312H1, PSY316H1, PSY359H1, PSY360H1, PSY362H1, PSY369H1, PSY370H1, PSY371H1, PSY372H1, PSY378H1, PSY379H1, PSY380H1, PSY389H1, PSY390H1, PSY395H1, PSY396H1, PSY397H1, PSY450H1, PSY460H1, PSY470H1, PSY471H1, PSY473H1, PSY475H1, PSY480H1, PSY490H1, PSY492H1, PSY493H1, PSY494H1, PSY495H1, PSY496H1, PSY497H1

Group 1 (Cluster C)

PSY201H1, PSY202H1, PSY203H1, PSY204H1, PSY299H1, PSY299Y1, PSY305H1, PSY306Y0, PSY307H1, PSY308H1, PSY399H1, PSY399Y1, PSY402H1, PSY403H1, PSY404H1, PSY405H1, PSY405Y1, PSY406H1, PSY406Y1, PSY407H1, PSY408H1

Group 2

BIO120H1, BIO130H1, BIO220H1, BIO270H1, BIO271H1, BPM232H1, BPM332H1, BPM333H1, BPM335H1, BPM336H1, BPM337H1, BPM338H1, BPM339H1, BPM432H1, BPM433H1, BPM438H1, COG250Y1, COG260H1, COG341H1, COG342H1, COG343H1, CRI365H1, CRI431H1, ECO423H1, EDS261H1, EEB313H1, ENG384Y1, HIS489H1, HMB200H1, HMB300H1, HMB310H1, HMB320H1, HMB420H1, HMB440H1, HMB460H1, HMB473H1, HPS110H1, HPS200H1, IRE260H1, JFP450H1, JHS410H1, JLS472H1, JLS473H1, LIN101H1, LIN102H1, LIN200H1, LIN402H1, NEW302Y1, NEW303H1, NFS489H1, PCL200H1, PCL475H1, PCL476H1, PHL240H1, PHL243H1, PHL244H1, PHL319H1, PHL340H1, PHL342H1, PHL383H1, PSL201Y1, PSL300H1, PSL440Y1, RLG106H1, RLG211H1, RLG301H1, RLG421H1, RSM260H1, RSM353H1, SOC213H1, SOC363H1, SOC412H1, VIC106H1, VIC206H1, VIC278H1, WGS372H1


Note: Effective Fall 2021, courses associated with New College's Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health program will have the new "BPM" designator.