McGill University

Psychology (B.Sc.)

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Psychology, General
Description:Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is both a social and a biological science. As a social science, psychology examines the social nature of human beings and the influence that culture, group membership, and relationships have on individual personality, thought, and behaviour. As a biological science, psychology seeks to identify the neural basis of human behaviour, both directly, through the study of humans, and indirectly, through the study of other species. Psychology also has many interdisciplinary aspects. The study of psychological problems often involves knowledge drawn from other disciplines such as biology, physiology, linguistics, sociology, philosophy, and mathematics. For this reason a student with varied interests can frequently find a place for these interests in psychology. As such, undergraduate courses in psychology may prove of considerable value to students planning careers in professional fields other than psychology, such as medicine, law, education, social work, communication disorders, or business and industry.

Note: The B.A. or B.Sc. with a major or honours degree in psychology is not a professional qualification. It does not qualify the individual to carry on professional work in psychology.
URL:Psychology (B.Sc.) at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Psychologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*95
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Fran├žais  or  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology 

Students are normally accepted into Honours at the beginning of their U2 year, and the two-year sequence of Honours courses continues through U3. It is expected that most students who enter the Honours program in Psychology will have taken introductory psychology, biology, and statistics at the collegial level. Recommended CEGEP courses include Psychology 350-101 or 350-102 or equivalent; Biology CEGEP objective 00UK, 00XU or equivalent; and Statistics (Mathematics) 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent. Students must obtain a minimum grade of 75% in their CEGEP-level statistics course.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 17, 2021