What animal is the smartest? What persuasion techniques work best? How is your gender identity formed? These questions and more are explored through the study of development, cognition, motivation and social behaviour in this online general BA. You will test theories, evaluate scientific evidence and apply this knowledge to everyday life. In the process you will develop effective communication, collaborative and technical skills that are essential in today's workplace.

Program Plan

The Bachelor of Psychology program plan consists of 90.0 units. 60.0 of these units are electives which can be taken from any subject, at any level and in any order, as long you have (or obtain) the prerequisites for any 200 or 300-level courses. The other 30.0 units must be taken as described below. 


  1. Courses may not be offered every term.
  2. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses at Smith Engineering. 
  3. This online program plan has been adapted from the official Faculty of Arts and Science E-Calendar to help online students identify only courses that are being offered online.

1. Core courses (6.0 units) 

2. Option courses (24.0 units) 

Complete 24.00 units from the following:   

3. Electives (60.0 units)

Selected from all ASO Course offerings.

Total Units Required for PSYC General Degree: 90.0 Units 

Arts and Science Online Program Maps:

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