Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Psychology, General
Description: The BSc Psychology program focuses on how the brain functions, and how we perceive, learn, and forget things. You’ll gain an understanding of areas like perception and motivation, behavior, and cognitive development, with emphasis on the physical, biological and mathematical sciences.

Our Honors Psychology program includes first-hand experience conducting research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. There are two phases to this experience: A research apprenticeship undertaken in your third year, and the thesis research conducted in your fourth year.

URL: Psychology (BSc) at University of Alberta
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.

Careers: Psychologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

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

  • Grade12 English
  • Grade12 Mathematics
  • Grade12 Chemistry or Grade12 Mathematics or Grade12 Physics
  • Grade12 Biology
  • Grade12 Humanities or Grade12 Visual Arts or Grade12 Science

Additional Admission Requirements:

    This program does not allow admission directly from high school. Preprofessional Study Time: 2 years, normally in the Faculty of Science Students must complete: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, 105, 212; STAT 151; two of PSYCO 223, 233, 241, 258; two of PSYCO 267, 275, 281; prior to application for admission. Applicants must have completion of ★24 in each preceding Fall/Winter with a minimum GPA of 3.0; plus a minimum GPA of 3.3 on attempted or completed Psychology and required Statistics courses. Admission may take place only at the end of the second year (after completion of a minimum of ★48). Acceptance is dependent upon obtaining approval from a potential research supervisor by August 7. Students planning to apply for admission should consult the Departmental Honors advisor.