Degree Programs

The Department of Psychology offers the following degree plans:

Degree Options

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BScH

Specialization in Biology and Psychology
An intensive course of study with approximately two-thirds of your courses within the discipline with a combination of courses within Biology.

Major in Psychology
A major is an intensive course of study in one discipline, with approximately half of your courses within the discipline with room for an optional minor in any other Arts and Science discipline.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BAH

Major in Psychology
A major in an intensive course of study in one discipline, with approximately half of your courses within the discipline with room for an optional minor in any other Arts and Science discipline.

Medial in Psychology
A dual course of study in Psychology and any other Arts discipline.

Minor in Psychology
A minor is a less intensive course of study in the discipline that must be combined with a major in another discipline.

NOTE: Details of the above plans may be found on the Degree Plan Requirements page.

First-Year at Queen's

Students apply for a Psychology degree plan at the end of first-year at Queen's.  Plan thresholds change from year to year. Thresholds can be found on the Arts and Science Plan Selection Page. The Department of Psychology offers both a Psychology Arts degree plan and a Psychology Science degree plan. Students completing the Science plan must complete a Psychology Lab and 12.0 units in Supporting Science courses.

To be considered for a Psychology Arts or Science plan, students are expected to take the following course in first year:

  • PSYC 100/6.0 – Principles of Psychology

Note: Students in a Bachelor of Science Honours program must complete 12.0 units from  Supporting Science Courses (BIOL,CHEM,MATH,PHYS or CISC)

To be considered for the Biology-Psychology Specialization, students are expected to take the following courses in first year:

  • PSYC 100/6.0 – Principles of Psychology

  • BIOL 102/3.0 – Introductory Biology of Cells

  • BIOL 103/3.0 – Introductory Biology of Organisms