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Honours Social Psychology (B.A.)


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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 including a grade of at least C in SOCPSY 1Z03  and successful completion of one of PSYCH 1F03 PSYCH 1X03 , or SOCIOL 1Z03 . Completion of SOCIOL 1Z03  and one of PSYCH 1F03 PSYCH 1X03  is required by the end of the first term in Level II.  Completion of both requirements in Level I is strongly recommended. For continuation in the program, see the section on Minimum Requirements for Entering and Continuing in a Program Beyond Level I  in the Faculty of Social Sciences Academic Regulations.

Notes


  1. Students must have completed both an introductory Psychology course (either PSYCH 1F03  and PSYCH 1X03 ) and an introductory Sociology course (SOCIOL 1Z03 ) by the end of the first term in Level II.
  2. Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet the prerequisites for any course they wish to take from the course lists.
  3. Students who wish to have a course not on the Multidisciplinary Course List count towards their multidisciplinary course requirement must first discuss it with an Academic Advisor and then obtain permission from the Social Psychology Program Director.
  4. Students considering a graduate program should consult a departmental advisor to plan a program of study that meets admission requirements for such programs. Additional courses may be required.
  5. This program does not normally provide the appropriate preparation for students to enter graduate studies in clinical psychology. Please refer to the Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (B.A.)  program in this section of the calendar.
  6. Students may take a maximum of 12 units of Level IV courses.
  7. Social Psychology at McMaster encompasses a broad area. The program is flexible in that students are able to select from a wide range of courses those that interest them most. However, for those students who wish to give their studies a tighter focus, there are several thematic areas to consider in making course selections.
  8. Students interested in a concentration in Psychology may complete the Minor in Psychology provided they do not have more than 6 units of Psychology courses above Level 1 overlapping with the Honours Social Psychology degree requirements.
  9. Students interested in a concentration in Sociology may complete the Minor in Sociology provided they do not have more than 6 units of Sociology courses above Level 1 overlapping with the Honours Social Psychology degree requirements.
  10. Students who take SOCPSY 3L03  are encouraged to take it before entry in SOCPSY 4ZZ6 A/B .

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Requirements


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which 48 units may be Level I

30 units


from

  • the Level I program completed prior to admission to the program.
    (See Admission above.)

3 units


  • from the Level 4 Course List

9 units


  • Psychology from the Psychology - Sociology Course List

9 units


  • Sociology from the Psychology - Sociology Course List

3 units


from

  • the Multidisciplinary Course List

30 units


  • Electives

Psychology - Sociology Course List


Students are responsible for ensuring that they have successfully completed any prerequisite courses and are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor in planning their course of studies.

Multidisciplinary Course List


Level 4 Course List


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