Academic Calendar 2023/24


Psychology Honours

Psychology undergraduate students who have performed at a high level throughout their degree program have the opportunity to augment their education by attaining a Bachelor of Arts Psychology Honours designation.

Students are encouraged to pursue the Psychology Honours program, and as a natural course of study will be expected to have identified and developed a working relationship with a thesis supervisor. Students cannot apply without an advisor.

The BA Psychology Honours should be applied for after students have attained at least 90 credits towards their degree. 120 credits are required for an honours designation.

Entrance requirements

  1. Completion of 90 credits towards a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.33.
  2. Completion of the first- and second-year requirements for the Psychology major.
  3. Completion of PSYC 301 plus 9 additional upper-level PSYC credits with a minimum GPA of 3.33. Minimum GPA is based on the grades for all 12 credits combined (see Note).
  4. Approval and signature of a psychology faculty member willing to supervise the student.

Note: Under exceptional circumstances, a student may apply for department approval to be admitted to the Honours program with PSYC 301 as a co-requisite.

Program outline

This section specifies the Psychology Honours requirements only. Information on additional Bachelor of Arts requirements begins in this section.

120 credits, with at least 45 credits in upper-level Psychology courses, to include:

Course Title Credits
PSYC 301 Intermediate Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology 3
PSYC 408 History and Philosophy of Psychology 3
PSYC 490 Honours Seminar (see Note) 3
PSYC 498 Psychology Honours Project Part I (see Note) 6
PSYC 499 Psychology Honours Project Part II (see Note) 6

Note: PSYC 490, 498, and 499 are to be taken only after the student has been accepted to the honours program. PSYC 490 and 498 must be taken concurrently.

Program continuance

Continuance in the program is based on the following requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.33 for all courses taken in each semester
  • A minimum GPA of 3.33 for all Psychology courses taken in each semester

Note: Students not meeting the requirements may be required to withdraw from the program, but may apply for readmission at a later date.


Please check the Bachelor of Arts residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Graduation requirements

In addition to the above, the following requirements apply to students wishing to graduate with a BA Psychology Honours:

  • Students must meet the general requirements of the Bachelor of Arts.
  • Students must maintain a CGPA of 3.33 in PSYC 490, PSYC 498, and PSYC 499.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students