Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Neuroscience
Psychology, General
Description: The 3-yr BA Psychology program was designed with a more applied focus than the research-oriented focus of our Honours BA PNB programs offering a series of courses tailored specifically for this program – child development, abnormal psychology, personality, social psychology, learning and measuring behaviour, adolescent psychology, human sexuality, aging, attitudes and persuasion, positive psychology, and intergroup relations. The types of entry-level jobs for which undergraduate psychology majors are typically prepared are those that use “people skills” (e.g., communicating with and relating to individuals from diverse backgrounds as is required for case workers, counsellor’s aides, and in sales, marketing, personnel, and management positions), analytical skills (e.g., figuring out why a certain problem occurs and how to minimize or eliminate it), writing skills (e.g., writing a logically developed report), and research skills (e.g., using statistics, tables, and graphs to analyze problems and communicate relevant findings). These skills can be used in a wide variety of work settings such as human services, business, criminal justice, health and recreation, and education.
URL: Psychology (BA) at McMaster University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $27,157

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Careers: Psychologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75 to 78

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U. MHF4U or MCV4U are strongly recommended for students planning to enter programs in Economics or Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior (PNB). SBI4U is recommended for PNB.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86