Program Requirements

Overview

Undergraduate students select their programs of study (Subject POSts) once they have completed a minimum of 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) at the university level, whether from the University of Toronto or at another institution. Thus, students begin their selected program in their second year (the first year being a general exploratory year) or, for part-time students, after the completion of 4.0 FCEs. 

In addition to 4.0 FCEs, all Psychology Programs have additonal admission requirements, which are outlined below. The Psychology Department offers a Minor, Major, Specialist and Research Specialist in Psychology as well as a Minor in  Environment and Behaviour.  We also offer a new Certificate in Psychology of Economics and Management that would be of interest to Rotman Commerce and Economics students.

Please note that, due to space limitations and the large number of applicants, our programs are all designated "Limited Enrolment" which means that even if you meet the minimum requirements (or even exceed them) admission is not guaranteed.  Be prepared with an alternate program plan should your request to be admitted to Psychology be declined. 
 

Program Requirements for Psychology 

(Equivalent of 4.0 full courses)

You should consider pursuing the Minor Program in Psychology if you are interested in Psychology as a part of your general education or as acompliment to your training in another profession (i.e., nursing, rehabilitation medicine, physical health and education, social work,etc.).

Required Courses:

Please note that each of these requirements are individual and cannot overlap or be used twice.

1. First Year: PSY100H1 
2. Statistics: PSY201H1 (or an equivalent course in Statistics) 
3. Two of PSY210H1/220H1/230H1/240H1/260H1/270H1/280H1/290H1 (NOTE: HMB200H1 or PSL300H1 cannot be used in place of PSY290H1)
4. Two half-courses (1.0 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 (Clusters A and/or B)
5. 1.0 FCEs from Groups 1 and/or 2, at any level

(Equivalent of 7.0 full courses)

You should consider pursuing the Major Program in Psychology if you want to concentrate in Psychology together with another discipline.

Required Courses: 

Please note that each of these requirements are individual and cannot overlap or be used twice.

1. First Year: PSY100H1
2. Statistics: PSY201H1 (or an equivalent course in Statistics)
3. Two of Cluster A - PSY210H1, 220H1, 230H1, 240H1
4. Two of Cluster B - PSY260H1, 270H1, 280H1, 290H1  (NOTE: HMB200H1 or PSL300H1 cannot be used in place of PSY290H1)
5. One half-course (0.5 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster A
6. One half-course (0.5 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster B
7. Two half-courses (1.0 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 (Clusters A and/or B)
8. One 400-level half-course (0.5 FCE) from Group 1 below (Cluster A or B)
9. 1.5 FCEs from Groups 1 and/or 2, at any level

(Equivalent of 10.0 full courses)

You should consider pursuing the Specialist Program in Psychology if you want a greater concentration in Psychology than provided by the Major Program.  Having a Specialist is not required to be admitted to a graduate school in Psychology but is helpful in making your application competitive.

Required Courses:

Please note that each of these requirements are individual and cannot overlap or be used twice

1. First Year: PSY100H1 
2. Statistics: PSY201H1  and PSY202H1 (or their equivalent courses in Statistics) 
3. Two of Cluster A - PSY210H1, 220H1, 230H1, 240H1 
4. Two of Cluster B - PSY260H1, 270H1, 280H1, 290H1  (NOTE: HMB200H1 or PSL300H1 cannot be used in place of PSY290H1) 
5. One half-course (0.5 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster A 
6. One half-course (0.5 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster B 
7. Three half-courses (1.5 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 (Clusters A and/or B) 
8. One lab course (0.5 FCEs), and no more, taken from PSY319H1, 329H1, 339H1, 359H1, 369H1, 379H1, or 389H1 
9. Two seminar courses (1.0 FCEs), and no more, taken from JLP471H1, PSY402H1, PSY403H1, PSY404H1, PSY410H1, PSY420H1, PSY430H1, PSY440H1, PSY460H1, PSY470H1, PSY471H1, PSY480H1, PSY490H1, PSY497H1 
10. 2.5 FCEs from Groups 1 and/or 2, at any level

(Equivalent of 10.0 full courses)

This program is designed for students who have demonstrated particular interest in and aptitude for research and who want to complete a Thesis.

Required Courses:

Please note that each of these requirements are individual and cannot overlap or be used twice.

1. First Year: PSY100H1 
2. Statistics: PSY201H1 and PSY202H1 (or their equivalent courses in Statistics) 
3. Two of Cluster A - PSY210H1, 220H1, 230H1, 240H1 
4. Two of Cluster B - PSY260H1, 270H1, 280H1, 290H1  (NOTE: HMB200H1 or PSL300H1 cannot be used in place of PSY290H1) 
5. One half-course (0.5 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster A 
6. One half-course (0.5 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 in Cluster B 
7. Two half-courses (1.0 FCEs) at the 300/400-level from Group 1 (Clusters A and/or B) 
8. One lab course (0.5 FCEs), and no more, taken from PSY319H1, 329H1, 339H1, 359H1, 369H1, 379H1, or 389H1 
9. PSY309H1 
10. PSY409H1 
11. PSY400Y1 
12. 2.0 FCEs from Groups 1 and/or 2, at any level

(Equivalent of 4.0 full courses; must include at least one FCE at the 300/400-level)

Jointly sponsored by the Centre for Environment and the Department of Psychology, this program will focus on understanding issues of psychological motivation and attitudes that underlie environmental decision-making. Little positive environmental change can occur in the absence of broad-based behaviour changes.  This program is NOT administered by the Department of Psychology.  For more information, please consult David Powell, Undergraduate Student Advisor, Centre for Environment, Room 1049A, Earth Sciences Centre, 416-946-8100 or david.powell@utoronto.ca 

Enrolment in the this Minor program is limited to students also enrolled in the Psychology Minor/Major/Specialist.

Required Courses:

1. First Year: PSY100H1 
2. (ENV221H1, ENV222H1/GGR222H1)/222Y1/GGR222Y1; PSY220H1, PSY435H1 (formerly PSY335H1) 
3. One FCE from ENV333H1, ENV335H1, ENV381H1, JGE321H1; JGE331H1; SOC385H1 
4. One FCE from PSY320H1, PSY321H1, PSY427H1 (formerly PSY327H1), PSY336H1

(Equivalent of 3.0 full courses)

This certificate will provide students with a specialized program that takes advantage of the interdisciplinary connections between social psychology, economics, and business.  In particular, this certificate would be of interest to students in Economics and Rotman Commerce, and is NOT open to students already enrolled in a Psychology program.

Required Courses:
1. First Year: PSY100H1 and RSM100H1/MGT100H1/ECO101H1 
2. PSY220H1 
3. PSY332H1 or RSM260H1 
4. One FCE from PSY321H1, PSY322H1, PSY326H1, PSY336H1

 

Course Groups and Clusters

For more information on specific courses, please see the Course Descriptions website.

Cluster A (Courses with a focus on Social/Personality/Developmental/Abnormal Psychology): JLP315H1, PSY210H1, PSY220H1, PSY230H1, PSY240H1, PSY306Y0, PSY307H1, PSY308H1, PSY311H1, PSY312H1, PSY313H1, PSY316H1, PSY319H1, PSY320H1, PSY321H1, PSY322H1, PSY323H1, PSY326H1, PSY328H1, PSY329H1, PSY330H1, PSY331H1, PSY332H1, PSY333H1, PSY336H1, PSY337H1, PSY339H1, PSY341H1, PSY342H1, PSY343H1, PSY402H1, PSY403H1, PSY404H1, PSY405H1, PSY406H1, PSY405Y1, PSY406Y1, PSY407H1, PSY408H1, PSY410H1, PSY414H1, PSY417H1, PSY420H1, PSY421H1, PSY424H1, PSY425H1, PSY426H1, PSY427H1, PSY428H1, PSY430H1, PSY434H1, PSY435H1, PSY440H1, PSY450H1

Cluster B (Courses with a focus on Cognition/Perception/Learning/Brain and Behaviour): JLP374H1, JLP471H1, PSY260H1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY290H1, PSY307H1, PSY308H1, PSY312H1, PSY316H1, PSY359H1, PSY362H1, PSY369H1, PSY370H1, PSY371H1, PSY372H1, PSY378H1, PSY379H1, PSY380H1, PSY389H1, PSY390H1, PSY395H1, PSY396H1, PSY397H1, PSY402H1, PSY403H1, PSY404H1, PSY405H1, PSY406H1, PSY405Y1, PSY406Y1, PSY407H1, PSY408H1, PSY450H1, PSY460H1, PSY470H1, PSY471H1, PSY473H1, PSY474H1, PSY475H1, PSY480H1, PSY490H1, PSY492H1, PSY493H1, PSY494H1, PSY495H1, PSY496H1, PSY497H1 

Some PSY courses are included in both of Clusters A and B and may count in either cluster, but not both, for program requirements. For Individual Projects or Special Topics courses being used to complete the cluster requirement, please confirm group cluster with the Psychology undergraduate office (PSY 405H1/406H1/PSY405Y1/PSY406Y1 and PSY 307H1/308H1/407H1/408H1).  No more than 1 FCE of PSY405H1/PSY406H1/PSY405Y1/PSY406Y1 can be used towards any PSY program.  

BIO120H1, BIO130H1, the former BIO150Y1, BIO220H1, the former BIO250Y1, the former BIO252Y1, BIO270H1, BIO271H1, COG250Y1, COG260H1, COG341H1, COG342H1, COG 343H1, CSB332H1, ECO423H1, EEB313H1, ENG384Y1 (formerly ENG290Y1), ETH220H1, HIS489H1, HMB200H1, the former HMB204H1 and HMB220H1, HMB300H1, HMB310H1, HMB320H1, HMB400Y1, HMB420H1, HMB440H1, HMB473H1, HPS110H1, HPS200H1, JFP450H1, JLS472H1, JLS473H1, JLS474H1, the former JSV201H1, LIN101H1, LIN102H1 (together formerly LIN100Y1), LIN200H1, LIN402H1, NEW232Y1, NEW302Y1, NEW303H1, the former NEW331H1, NEW332H1, NEW333H1, NEW335H1, NEW336H1, NEW337H1, NEW338H1, NEW339H1, NEW432H1, NEW433H1, NEW438H1, NFS489H1, PCL200H1, PCL475Y1, PHL240H1, PHL243H1, PHL244H1, PHL319H1, PHL340H1, PHL342H1, PHL383H1, the former POL313Y1 or POL313Y0, PSL201Y1, PSL300H1, the former PSL302Y1, PSL440Y1, PSL444Y1, PSY202H1, PSY299Y1, PSY305H1, PSY399Y1, RLG211H1 (formerly RLG211Y1), RLG301H1, the former RLG302H1, RLG421H1, RSM260H1, RSM353H1, SOC213H1, SOC363H1, SOC412H1, IRE260H1 (formerly WDW260H1), the former WDW360H1, CRI365H1 (formerly WDW365H1), CRI431H1 (formerly WDW431H1), VIC261H1, VIC278H1, WGS372H1 

Please note that the non-PSY courses in Group 2 are optional and that enrolment priority is not given to PSY program students.