Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Honours BSc Psychology: Comprehensive

The Honours BSc Psychology: Comprehensive program provides students with a science education that includes broad exposure to the major sub-fields of psychology along with some specialization in biological aspects of psychology. It is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and information useful for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, biomedical sciences, as well as a variety of other career options.

The Honours BSc Psychology: Comprehensive program consists of 20.0 credits, including at least 10.0 but not more than 11.0 credits in Psychology. A maximum of 6.5 credits at the 100 level may be included in the program.

Additional Information

  1. Progression from Year 1 to Year 2 requires a GP of 5.0 in each of PS101 and PS102 (or a GPA of 5.00 in PS100*) and a 5.00 GPA overall; Progression from Year 2 to 3, and from Year 3 to 4 requires a 6.00 GPA in Psychology and a 5.00 GPA overall. For graduation, a 7.00 GPA in Psychology credits and a 5.00 GPA overall are required.
  2. At least 4.0 additional senior credits in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Geography or Physics eligible for credit towards a BSc program must be completed by the end of Year 4, at least 1.0 of which must be at the 300 or 400 level.
  3. Students in the Honours BSc Psychology: Comprehensive program may register for PS370, PS375, PS382, PS394, PS395 or PS397 only if a minimum grade of 4.00 is achieved in each of PS295 and PS296 or with permission of the department.
  4. Students are able to graduate in honours if they achieve a GPA of 5.00 overall and 7.00 in PS courses. Refer to the Graduation/Degree Regulations for an alternate graduation option if honours degree requirements are not met.
  5. Students in the Honours BSc Psychology: Comprehensive program are normally not eligible to take any PS 400 level course.


Year 1 (5.0 credits)
PS101 and PS102 (or PS100*);
1.0 credit in mathematics (MA courses, with MA100 and MA101 recommended);
2.0 credits from: both BI110 and BI111; both CH110 and CH111; both PC141 and PC142 or (both PC131 and PC132); GL101 and GL102; CP104 and one of CP102, CP114.
One of the following 2.0 required credits may be met after Year 1:
1.0 credit from Division A,
1.0 non-psychology credit from Division B. (Refer to Curriculum Divisions).

Year 2
(5.0 credits)
PS295, PS296;
either PS270 or PS275;
either PS280 or PS282;
two of PS260, PS261, PS262, PS263.

Year 3 & 4 (5.0 credits in each year)
The remaining courses from PS260, PS261, PS262, PS263, PS270, PS275, PS280, and PS282 (which were not completed in Year 2)
At least two of PS360, PS361, PS362, PS363, of which at least one must be completed during Year 3.