McGill University

Psychology (B.A.)

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
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. 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. Students who wish to pursue graduate study in Psychology are advised to complete an honours program or to combine the major with a minor in Behavioral Science. The major alone will be of interest to those who wish to pursue a broad education and those who plan to apply for multidisciplinary graduate programs, like cognitive science, criminology or the social studies of medicine.
URL:Psychology (B.A.) at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Psychologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*87
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 

Students are normally accepted into Honours at the beginning of their U2 year, and the two-year sequence of Honours courses continues through U3. Admission to Honours is selective. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better are eligible to apply; since enrolment is limited the usual GPA for admission to this program is 3.50. Students must complete a minimum of 27 graded credits in two terms in their U1 year to be eligible to apply to the Honours program.

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