Faculty of Arts

Fourth-year psychology courses

PSYC 4100: Advanced Research and Methodology (3)
PSYC 4210: Advanced Topics in Psychology (3)
PSYC 4220: Advanced Topics in Applied Psychology (3)
PSYC 4400: Directed Studies in Psychology (3)
PSYC 4990: Honours Thesis (6)


PSYC 4100 Advanced Research Apprenticeship (0,3,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students apply research methods and statistics to an advanced research project supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisites: PSYC 3190 OR 3610 AND Completion of 90 credits AND GPA of 3.0+
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PSYC 4210 Advanced Topics in Psychology (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

In this advanced special topics course, students study a topic related to fundamental research in psychology (for example, in neuroscience, cognition, social psychology, or developmental psychology). The specific topic will be chosen by the instructor and approved by the Department Chair. As a writing-intensive course, students further strengthen their skills in scientific reasoning, psychological research, and innovative thinking.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 and PSYC 2100 and PSYC 2110 and 60 Credits and 6 credits of 3000 level Psychology courses or permission of the instructor
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PSYC 4220 Advanced Topics in Applied Psychology (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

In this advanced special topics course, students study a topic related to applied psychology (for example, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, or environmental psychology). The specific topic will be chosen by the instructor and approved by the Department Chair. As a writing-intensive course, students further strengthen their skills in scientific reasoning, psychological research, and innovative thinking.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1110 and PSYC 1210 and PSYC 2100 and PSYC 2110 and 60 Credits AND 6 credits of 3000 level Psychology courses or Permission of the instructor
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PSYC 4400 Directed Studies in Psychology (3,0,0) or (3,0,0)(3,0,0)

Credits: 6 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are provided an opportunity to engage in a directed investigation of a problem, and are required to complete a written report of their findings.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory standing and permission from a faculty member who is prepared to supervise the investigation
Note: This course cannot be counted towards a major (i.e., towards minimum 30 credits)
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PSYC 4990 Honours Thesis in Psychology

Credits: 6 credits
Delivery: Campus

Central to this course is an original research project conducted by students in the Psychology Honours Program of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be completed under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. Students strengthen their research, writing and analytical skills in preparation for graduate or professional schools, many of which require an Honours degree. Students accepted into the Psychology Honours Program must register in this course for both the Fall and Winter semesters of their final academic year. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Honours Program AND indentification of a supervisor for the thesis AND PSYC 1110 AND PSYC 1210 AND PSYC 2100 AND PSYC 2110 AND one of PSYC 3610 OR PSYC 3190, each with a minimum B, AND completion of 90 credits OR permission of the Honours Committee
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