Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Psychology: Comprehensive in Combination with another Honours BA Program

The Honours combined BA Psychology: Comprehensive program consists of 20.0 credits, including a minimum of 7.0 and a maximum of 9.0 credits in Psychology. A maximum of 6.0 credits at the 100 level may be included in the program.

Students who are required to complete research methods and statistics courses in the second honours program should consult with both departments to avoid duplication. 

Students are required to include a community service learning/field placement in their program. This can be accomplished by doing one of the following on-campus courses (note that Online Learning versions of some of these courses may not offer field placements): PS275, PS276, PS277, PS282, PS283 or PS379.

The non-psychology electives must include 1.0 credit from each of Curriculum Divisions A, B, and C (Refer to Curriculum Divisions).

Year 1 (5.0 credits)
PS101 and PS102 (or PS100*) , and 4.0 elective credits. (Ordinarily students will include 1.0 non-psychology credit from each of Curriculum Divisions A, B, and C [Refer to Curriculum Divisions]).

Year 2 (5.0 credits)
PS295, PS296; both of PS270, PS275 (of which at least one must be completed during Year 2); both of PS280, PS282 (of which at least one must be completed during Year 2) ; all of PS260, PS261, PS262, PS263 (of which at least two must be completed during Year 2).

Year 3 (5.0 credits)
At least two of PS366, PS374, PS379, PS381, PS398, of which at least one must be completed during Year 3.

Year 4 (5.0 credits)

Additional Information
Regulations and Notes

  1. Students in the combined Honours BA Psychology: Comprehensive program may register for PS360, PS361, PS362, PS363, 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.
  2. Progression from Year 1 to Year 2 requires a GP of 5.0 in 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. 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.
  3. Refer to the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  4. Students cannot combine this program with Honours English or Honours History at the Brantford Campus.