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Combined Honours in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour and Another Subject (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.

Admission


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 7 below); credit in one of BIOLOGY 1A03 , 1M03 1P03  or Grade 12 Biology U (See Note 8 below); and credit in MATH 1LS3  or 1A03 . (See Note 1 below). Satisfaction of the admission requirements for the Honours program in the other subject.

Notes


  1. Students with Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors U must take one of MATH 1A03  or  1LS3 . Students with Grade 12 Advanced Functions U must complete MATH 1F03  prior to completing one of MATH 1LS3  or 1A03 .  Students with Grade 11 Math must first take MATH 1K03  prior to completing MATH 1F03  and then one of MATH 1LS3  or 1A03 .         
  2. Subject to meeting admission requirements, students may combine two subjects and be graduated with a combined honours B.A. degree. These combinations are available within the Faculty, with programs in the Faculty of Humanities and with Arts and Science Programs.
  3. Students considering applying to graduate school should complete a course with a strong research component such as PNB 3QQ3 A/B S , 4QQ3 A/B S , 4QQ6 A/B , 4D06 A/B , 4D09 A/B .
  4. PSYCH 3AB3 , 3AC3 , 3AG3 , 3BA3 , 3CB3 , 3CD3 may only be used as electives.
  5. The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour pre-registration ballot will include the thesis courses (PNB 4D06 A/B , 4D09 A/B ), and the Independent Research and Library courses (PNB 3Q03 A/B S , 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/.
  6. Both PNB 2XD3  and 2XF3  are recommended but not required. PNB 2XD3  is included in the Psychology Course List and may be used towards the Level III Psych requirements.
  7. 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.
  8. It is recommended that students take BIOLOGY 1M03  in Level I, and BIOLOGY 1A03  in Level II.

Requirements


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

Level I: 30 Units


(See Admission above)

Level II: 30 Units


Level III: 30 Units


Level IV: 30 Units


12 units


from

  • Course List 2

12 units


  • courses as specified for the other subject

6 units


  • Electives
    (See Note 4 above)

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