Biology-Psychology Option

Honours and Majors Program

This interdepartmental program offers both majors and honours.

Normally all Psychology courses counted toward the BSc. Bio-Psyc Major and Honours degree must have been completed within the 10 years prior to graduation.

First Year
CHEM 1041, CHEM 1046, CHEM 1072, CHEM 1077, BIOL 1105, BIOL 1205, BIOL 1017, MATH 1001PSYC 1003, PSYC 1004, 9 ch of approved electives (total 36 ch).

Second Year
BIOL 2015, BIOL 2065, BIOL 2615, CHEM 2421, PSYC 2102, PSYC 2901 (or equivalent), plus 11 ch of approved electives (total 33 ch).

Third and Fourth Years
BIOL 3022, BIOL 4935, PSYC 3913, PSYC 4053, plus approved electives equivalent to 54 ch (total 63 ch). The electives in years 2, 3 and 4 must contain at least 24 ch in psychology courses at the second year level or above and at least 21 ch in biology courses at the second year level or above. At least 132 approved credits are required to complete the program of which a minimum of 46 ch must be beyond the second year level.

Honours Program

To register for the honours program, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 at the end of the third year and must take BIOL 4090 or PSYC 4142, 4143 and 4145. To graduate with honours, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained at the completion of the study. Students are required to take the same program of study as required for the majors program with the following exceptions. In addition to BIOL 4090 or PSYC 4142, 4143 and 4145, students must take a minimum of 21 credit hours of psychology courses at the second year level or above and at least 21 credit hours of biology courses at the second year level or above. Enrolment in BIOL 4090 or PSYC 4142, 4143 and 4145 is limited and students must arrange their thesis research supervision with an individual faculty member, preferably during their third year.