PSYC Minor

The minor Program in Psychology aims to provide the student with a general introduction to the main issues in the science of psychology. Demonstrating the way psychologists study mind and behaviour, the minor program will form the basis for further study in the field. The minor program student must take four fundamental courses in Psychology that require no specialized background. Brain and Behaviour covers the main principles of the workings of the brain and the nervous system and relates it to mind and behaviour. Cognitive Psychology studies the way people know: perception, memory and learning among its main focuses. Social Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour of the individual in a group setting: from families to workplace organisation, people spend a great deal of their lives in the presence of others. Finally, Developmental Psychology investigates the way people develop from birth to old age. In addition to these four courses, minor candidates are expected to attend two higher-level courses offered by the department. This is an opportunity for students to further deepen their understanding in a particular area, and experience first-hand, contemporary research in psychological science.

Prerequisite Course

Students applying to do a minor degree in Psychology are required to have successfully completed PSYC 100 as part of their major degree or as an additional course. Additionally, they must schedule an interview with the department chair to discuss why they would like to do a minor degree in psychology.

Minor Program Rules and Regulations

Important information for the students who are currenlty enrolled in PSYC Minor Program. The PSYC Minor Curriculum has just changed. If you are a current student who has taken PSYC 220 Brain and Behaviour, your will follow the old curriculum requirements. If you are a current who has NOT taken PSYC 220 Brain and Behaviour, you have been adjusted into the new curriculum and will follow the new curriculum requirements.

Old Curriculum

CodeCourse NameHoursCreditECTS Credit
PSYC 200Cognitive Psychology 337
PSYC 220Brain and Behaviour 336
PSYC 230Social Psychology 336
PSYC 240Developmental Psychology 336
Electives (2) - any PSYC course except PSYC 100 66

New Curriculum

CodeCourse NameHoursCreditECTS Credit
PSYC 200Cognitive Psychology 337
PSYC 230Social Psychology 336
PSYC 240Developmental Psychology 336
Electives (3) - any PSYC course except PSYC 100 66