Psychology

Department of Psychology

General Office: Keirstead Hall, Room 119
Mailing Address: Department of Psychology,
University of New Brunswick,
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada, E3B 5A3
Phone: (506) 453-4707
Fax: (506) 447-3063
Email: psyc@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/departments/psychology/index.html 
Chair: Dr. E. Sandra Byers

Faculty

  • Byers, E. Sandra, BA (Roch), MA, PhD (W Virginia), Prof & Chair - 1978
  • D'Entremont, Barbara, BSc, MSc (Dal), PhD (Qu), Prof - 2000
  • Hamilton, Ryan, BA, MSES, PhD (UNB), Assoc Prof - 2013
  • Harker, Troy, BSc, MSc (Lethbridge), PhD (Dal), Asst Prof - 2011
  • LaChapelle, Diane, BSC (McM), MA, PhD (Regina) - Assoc Prof - 2002
  • O’Sullivan, Lucia, BA, MA (UNB), PhD (Bowl) Prof - 2006
  • Perunovic, W. Q. Elaine, BA, PhD (Wat.) Assoc Prof - 2007
  • Piercey, Darren, H.B.Sc (Toronto), PhD (Alberta), Assoc Prof - 2001
  • Poulin, Carmen, BA (UNB), MA, PhD (Qu), Prof - 1991
  • Ronis, Scott, BA (Brandeis),MA, PhD (Missouri), Assoc Prof-2009
  • Sears, Heather, BSc (Acad.), MA, PhD (Victoria), Prof - 1995
  • Stevanovski, Biljana, BA (McM), MA, PhD (Wat), Assoc Prof - 2007
  • Voyer, Daniel, BSc, MSc (Montr.), PhD (Wat.), Prof - 2000

General Information

The Department of Psychology offers several undergraduate programs through the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science. Arts students may complete Minors, Majors, Double Majors, Honours, Joint Honours and Specialization in Neuroscience programs. Science students may complete Minors, Majors or Honours in Psychology. Some students may complete degrees in a combined (BASc) program or earn both Arts (BA) and Science (BSc) degrees in a concurrent program. Students in the concurrent program may declare the Major or apply for admission to Honours in Psychology in either Faculty but not both. Students in the combined program may declare the Major (following the Double Major regulations) in Psychology in either Faculty but not both.

Psychology courses generally follow the course numbering system described on page H.1 of the UNB Undergraduate Calendar. The second digit in each course number indicates Teaching Areas within the discipline of psychology. The Areas and the specific course numbers of the courses belonging to each Area are as follows:

0 General PSYC 1013, PSYC 1023, PSYC 3033, PSYC 3043, PSYC 3053, PSYC 3063, PSYC 4003, PSYC 4053;
1 Research PSYC 2103, PSYC 2113, PSYC 3113, PSYC 3123, PSYC 3151, PSYC 3152, PSYC 4103, PSYC 4110;
2 Developmental PSYC 2203, PSYC 3213, PSYC 3215, PSYC 3233, PSYC 3243, PSYC 3253, PSYC 3263, PSYC 3273, PSYC 4203, PSYC 4223;
3 Clinical PSYC 2313, PSYC 3313, PSYC 3315, PSYC 3323, PSYC 3343, PSYC 3353, PSYC 3373, PSYC 3383, PSYC 4303;
4 Personality and Social PSYC 2403, PSYC 3403, PSYC 3415, 3423, PSYC 3433, PSYC 3443, PSYC 3453, PSYC 4403;
6 Memory, Learning and Cognition PSYC 2603, PSYC 2613, PSYC 3613, PSYC 3623, PSYC 3633, PSYC 3643, PSYC 3663, PSYC 4603;
7 Biological PSYC 2703, PSYC 3713, PSYC 3723, PSYC 3733, PSYC 3743, PSYC 3745, PSYC 3753, PSYC 3773, PSYC 3783, PSYC 4713, PSYC 4743, PSYC 4773.

The third digit in each course number designates the course within the Teaching Area. Terminal digits of 3 or 5 indicate the course could be offered in any term. Please note that no more than three of PSYC 3033, PSYC 3043, PSYC 3053, and PSYC 3063 may be counted toward a Major or Honours in Psychology. 

Statement on Web Courses

The Department of Psychology offers some online Web Courses to students through the College of Extended Learning. The Department of Psychology has approved these courses as equivalent to regular courses. In the Undergraduate Timetable, the section number for all Web Courses is listed as Open Access Learning.

In exceptional cases Full-time students may be given permission to enroll in Web Courses as part of their regular course load. Current regulations require Web courses taken by Full-time students during the Winter and Fall terms to be approved by the Dean of the faculty offering the course. Web Courses must be on the list of courses approved by the Department as equivalent to existing courses and must include a proctored final exam.

The following Web Courses have been approved by the Department of Psychology as equivalent to regular courses:

PSYC 1013 Introductory Psychology on the WEB- I 3 ch (online)
PSYC 1023 Introductory Psychology on the WEB- II 3 ch (online)
PSYC 2203 Foundations of Developmental Psychology 3ch (online)
PSYC 2313 Foundations of Clinical Psychology 3ch (online)
PSYC 2403 Foundations in Social Psychology 3ch (online)
PSYC 2603 Foundations of Memory and Cognition 3ch (online)
PSYC 2613 Foundations of Learning
PSYC 2703 Foundations of Biological Psychology 3ch (online)
PSYC 3213 Language Development
PSYC 3663 Applied Bahviour Analysis
PSYC 3673 Advanced ABA

Minor, Majors and Honours

Minimum Academic Standards

A grade of C or better must be attained in each of the courses taken to meet the minimum requirements of any of the programs listed below. Students are advised to carefully plan their selection and sequencing of Foundation courses as each course is a prerequisite for higher level courses within the same Teaching Area.

Minor

A Minor will consist of 24 ch in Psychology courses and will include the following:

Majors

Students wishing to Major in Psychology will normally declare their major during their second year after they have seen their Department advisor.

Single Major:
A Single Major will consist of 48 ch in Psychology courses and will include the following:

Double Major:
A Double Major will consist of 42 ch in Psychology courses and will include the following:

Honours 

Students wishing to Honour in Psychology will normally apply to the Department in their third year. The Honours Program is designed to provide broad exposure to the discipline and develop research skills appropriate for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in Psychology.

Honours (Single): 
A Single Honours will consist of 57ch in Psychology courses and will include the following:

The Honours Thesis: The Honours Thesis will consist of an independent research project, completed in the fourth year, supervised by a Psychology faculty member and discussed in the Honours Thesis Research Seminar. Students must take one or both Basic Research Seminars ( PSYC 3151 , PSYC 3152 ) in their third year. Applicants to the Honours Program should apply by submitting the Honours Program Application Form, normally in the third year of their program, to the Honours Research Coordinator, and are encouraged to approach individual faculty members to find a supervisor. Only students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 in Psychology courses will be considered for the Honours Program.

Joint Honours:

A Joint Honours will consist of 48 ch in Psychology courses and will include the following:

The Joint Honours Thesis: The Joint Honours Thesis is the same as the Honours Thesis described in the preceding section (The Honours Thesis).

Specialization in Neuroscience

Major

A Major in Psychology with Specialization in Neuroscience will consist of 48ch in Psychology and 24ch in Biology. The Psychology courses will include the following:

The Biology courses will consist of the following: Introductory Biology 6ch (BIOL 1001 or BIOL 1551 and BIOL 1012 or BIOL 1552) and a minimum of any six additional courses in Biology 18ch.

Honours

The Honours in Psychology with Specialization in Neuroscience will consist of 57ch in Psychology and 24ch in Biology. The Psychology courses will include the following:

The Biology courses will consist of the following: Introductory Biology 6ch (BIOL 1001 or BIOL 1551 and BIOL 1012 or BIOL 1552 ) and a minimum of any six additional courses in Biology 18ch. The Honours Thesis is the same as the Honours Thesis described in the above section (The Honours Thesis) except that normally the research topic will be on a topic represented by Teaching Areas 6 or 7.

Majors and Honours in Psychology (Science)

Science students choosing the Psychology Option must follow the regulations provided under the Bachelor of Science in Section G of this Calendar.