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 want a challenging program resulting in a broad background in Psychology, including an independent research experience, may want to enroll in an Honours program. Students interested in eventually pursuing graduate studies are particularly encouraged to consider Honours. Honours students complete a minimum of 54 credit hours above the 1000 level in Psychology with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and write a research-based Honours thesis. The Honours thesis and Qualifying Examination requirements are satisfied through completion of PSYO 4501.03 and PSYO 4502.03.

URL: Psychology (BSc or BA) (Concentrated 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).