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Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour - Mental Health Specialization (B.A.)

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Students who entered the program prior to September 2020 may refer to their Academic Advisement report or contact an Academic Advisor  in the Office of the Associate Dean of Social Sciences (Academic) for program requirements.


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0; a grade of at least B- in PSYCH 1FF3  or 1XX3  (See Note 3 below); credit in one of BIOLOGY 1A03 , 1M03 , 1P03  or Grade 12 Biology U (See Note 4 below); and credit MATH 1LS3  or 1A03  (See Note 1 below).


  1. Students with Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors U must take MATH 1LS3  or 1A03 . Students with Grade 12 Advanced Functions U must complete MATH 1F03  prior to completing MATH 1LS3  or 1A03 . Students with Grade 11 Math must first take prior to completing MATH 1F03  and then one of MATH 1LS3  or 1A03 
  2. The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour pre-registration ballot will include the thesis course (PNB 4D09 A/B ) and the Independent Research and Library courses (PNB 3Q03 A/B S , 3QM3 A/B S , 3QM6 A/B , 3QQ3 A/B S , 4Q03 A/B S , 4QQ3 A/B S , PNB 4QQ6 A/B ). Students wishing to take these courses must complete and submit a ballot by mid February. Students will be informed of the outcome of the first phase by mid March. Specific dates will be announced during the fall term. Ballots can be obtained on the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour web site at: http://pnb.mcmaster.ca/.
  3. Either PSYCH 1FF3  or 1XX3  is required for Admission but PSYCH 1XX3  is recommended. Completion of one of PSYCH 1F03  or 1X03  is required by the end of Level II but PSYCH 1X03  is recommended in Level I.
  4. It is recommended that students take BIOLOGY 1M03  in Level I and BIOLOGY 1A03  in Level II.


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

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