First-Year Students

Overview

Welcome to all first year students and to students enrolled in PSY100.

The University of Toronto is a big place and can be somewhat overwhelming for students new to the campus and, perhaps, new to the City of Toronto itself. Below is some information designed to assist you during your first year at the St. George campus and/or your first year pursuing studies in psychology.

For information on PSY100 classes, please email the undergraduate office at undergrad@psych.utoornto.ca

Information on enrolment in courses can be found in the Course Timetables.

ENROLMENT IN ALL PSYCHOLOGY SUBJECT PROGRAMS OF STUDY IS LIMITED.

Program enrolment begins in early March and ends in September of each year. There are three types of programs - Type 1, Type 2/2L, and Type 3.

The Psychology Minor, Major and Specialist programs are Type 2L Subject POSts, which means that certain requirements must be met for admittance to the program. The Research Specialist program is Type 3.

For Type 2/2L programs, there are two rounds of enrolment.

  • The first round of enrolment runs from early March to mid-May, with invitations issued by late June.
  • The second round of Type 2 Subject POSt enrolment runs from early July to late August, with invitations issued mid-September.

For more information on how to enrol in the program(s) of your choice, visit the Course Enrolment page on the Arts & Science website. For detailed information on the programs of study offered by the Psychology Department, visit the Undergraduate Program page.

Arts & Science offers new first year students the opportunity to take small seminar classes where they can participate actively in academic discussions. These full-year courses help to develop strong written, oral, and teamwork skills. More information on these courses is available on First-Year Foundation Seminars page on the Arts & Science web site.

The One Programs are offered at all colleges on St. George campus and provide first-year students with an extraordinary opportunity to explore their interests and engage with community. One programs typically combine one or more theme-based courses with co-curricular events (e.g. guest lectures) and experiential learning opportunities. For details visit the First Year Foundations webpage

The First-Year Learning Communities Program (FLC - pronounced “flick”) provides first-year students with the opportunity to meet classmates, grow friendships, form study groups, and develop academic and personal skills. A FLC is a small group of students in the same area of study, who will be enrolled in some of the same core courses, and will meet regularly outside of class time for useful and fun activities. For more information about FLC and how to join, go to Arts & Science Learning Communities website.

The ROP provides second year and third year students with the opportunity to work closely with a professor on a research project. This work counts as a full-year credit course (299Y and 399Y). The Psychology Department offers a number of ROPs that are administered through the ROP Office within the Faculty of Arts & Science. For complete information on how to apply and the qualifications/restrictions for applying, please visit https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/academics/research-opportunities/research-opportunities-program.