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HonoursBA in Psychology:has the same requirements as the 4-year general degree, but providesadditional opportunities that are not available to 4-year general majors. Specifically, Honours BAmajors have the option to complete a Research Intensive Specialization involving an additional36 of 210
December 2019Page 3 of 20June 2015Page 3 of 20four courses that provide advanced training in research methods and design, informationliteracy, and quantitative analysis. Honours BA majors also have the option to enroll in co-operative education to gain work experience while pursuing their undergraduate studies and toexplore the connections between psychology and diverse sectors of employment. For a capstonecourse, students enrolled in the Research Intensive Specialization enroll in an Honours seminarwhereas other Honours students enroll in a fourth-year course that explores practicalapplications of psychology.Honours BSc in Psychology:is similar to the Honours BA with the Research IntensiveSpecialization. However, the Honours BSc requires students to complete additional courses inmathematics and other science disciplines (e.g., biology, chemistry). This background in naturalsciences can enrich students’ understanding of the biological bases of cognition and behaviourand reinforce their appreciation of the value of studying the mind from a scientific perspective.This program is best suited to students with interests in neuroscience or cognition, or to studentswho anticipate postgraduate training in medicine. The Honours BSc in Psychology is offered aseither a regular or a co-operative system of study.Psychology Minor:provides a general overview of Psychology including a subset of the disciplinecore courses, some advanced content courses, and several electives within Psychology. However,unlike the General plans, basic methods and data analysis courses are not required.MA Program:Depending on the area, completing the MA typically requires one or two years offull-time study. In most cases, the requirements for the MA are met by completing four one-term(0.5 credit) courses accepted for graduate credit by the Department, including at least one corestatistics course, as well as the Master’s Thesis, which must be passed by one to three readers inaddition to the student’s supervisor. Alternatively, a student may petition the Associate Chair,Graduate Studies, for permission to enter a Master’s Research Paper option. This option requiresthe completion of eight one-term (0.5 unit) courses accepted for graduate credit by theDepartment, including at least one core statistics course, and the Master’s Research Paper, whichmust be passed by two readers. The difference in number of required courses between thesetwo streams reflects the greater research demands of the Master’s Thesis compared to theMaster’s Research Paper.There are differences in the role of the MA program that partly reflect important distinctions in

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