Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Psychology, General
Description: Psychology is an intrinsically interesting field of study encompassing all aspects of human and animal behaviour, with many links to associated disciplines such as biology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science. Aside from offering insight into the ways people think and behave, the Psychology program provides an excellent background of experience that can open a wide variety of career opportunities. It will also provide you with critical thinking and analytical skills.

Students who wish to study Psychology in conjunction with another subject may wish to pursue a Combined Honours degree program. The other subject may be from any discipline in the Faculty of Science (other than Neuroscience), the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science, or the College of Sustainability. Psychology may be the primary subject (with a minimum of 45 credit hours beyond the 1000 level), or the secondary subject (30 credit hours).

URL: Psychology (BSc or BA) (Combined Honours) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,457

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Psychologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Math 12 or Calculus 12; and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students must apply for admission to Honours programs. Students wishing to enrol in Honours in Psychology should consult with an Honours Advisor. Students may not apply for Honours before January of their third year of studies. A detailed description of the Honours application process can be found on the departmental website Admission requirements include: a grade of B or better in PSYO 2000.03: Methods in Experimental Psychology, a minimum of A- or better in the most recently completed: 18 credit hours of PSYO courses (for admission in January of 3rd year) OR 27 credit hours of PSYO courses (for admission at end of 3rd year).