BA or BSc with Honours in Psychology

The Honours Program in Psychology permits a student to obtain a degree with a major in psychology that includes specialized, advanced courses. These courses include the Honours Seminar, Advanced Research Methods in Psychology, History and Systems in Psychology, at least one 3000-level lab course, and the Honours Thesis. Please download the PDF file below for complete details on course selection to complete this Honours Program. Most graduate programs and some other advanced programs require or prefer an Honours degree for admission.

The course of study for an Honours degree in psychology at Acadia is identical to that for a Major in psychology for the first two years. In the Third year, students who hope to pursue an Honours degree should take PSYC 3243 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology and PSYC 3023 Honours Seminar (for admission to which a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.33 is a prerequisite). Admission to the program is not guaranteed; however, and will take place only following an application made in the student's penultimate academic year.

Admission also requires permission of the Department and agreement of a faculty member in the department to supervise the completion of a theses. Regulations for Honours Theses must be followed to complete this theses. Admission to the program is not guaranteed, however; it is competitive and may take place only following an application made in the student's penultimate academic year (see Application to the Honours Program, in the Honours Handbook).

Please see the Department's publication, Psychology 4996 Honours Thesis Guidelines/Handbook, for more information about the Honours Program and the process of application.