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Applying for a Psychology Major
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Admission to the Psychology Major occurs after Year One. Students may apply for the Psychology Major in March and April of Year One.

Current University of Waterloo students: Please attend the information session for prospective Psychology majors. Refer to the Psychology undergraduate website for the date and time (late February or March).

All applicants to the Psychology Major: See the Psychology undergraduate website for the application documents required, frequently asked questions regarding admission decisions, course offerings by Psychology area, tips regarding course planning and student success, experiences and opportunities for current students, etc.

To be considered for a Psychology Major, students must have completed a minimum of four academic course units (i.e., eight courses) including PSYCH 101/PSYCH 101R and one of PSYCH 207, PSYCH 211, PSYCH 238, PSYCH 253/PSYCH 253R, PSYCH 257/PSYCH 257R, or PSYCH 261. Most admission decisions for the Psychology Major are for fall term admission and are normally made after winter term grades are available. For those whose admission decisions are deferred pending spring term grades, admission decisions will be made early September.

For those applying to Honours Psychology, see Honours Psychology for the following relevant calendar sections (including admission requirements): Regular versus Co-op system of study, Research Intensive Specialization, Arts and Business, and double Honours.

Honours Psychology is also available as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. Refer to Honours Psychology (Bachelor of Science) for details.

If you completed a research methods course and/or a statistics course, seek advice at the Psychology Undergraduate Office regarding your degree requirements before the first term of enrolment as a Psychology major.


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