Psychology (BSc, BA)

Welcome to Acadia

Below you will find advice for selecting courses for the first year of study as a psychology major. The psychology requirements are the same for both Arts and Science majors. It is only courses outside psychology that vary for these two degrees. If you have specific questions about registration, please contact:

Dr. Randy Lynn Newman, Head, Psychology Department
randy.newman@acadiau.ca

Picking Courses: 1st Year Psychology Majors

You should register for Introductory Psychology for Psychology Majors (Psyc 1113/1123) along with the corresponding lab components (Psyc 1110L/1120L); Statistics (Psychology majors normally take Math 1253/2253, the options listed below are acceptable if required for another program) and three additional courses each term.

First Year at a Glance

Fall Semester

PSYC 1113 (+ PSYC 1110L)
Intro Psychology 1
MATH 1253 (+ LAB) or MATH 2233 or MATH 2213 (+ LAB)
Math Course Selection
ELECTIVE xxx3
Your choice
ELECTIVE xxx3
Your choice
ELECTIVE xxx3
Your choice

Winter Semester

PSYC 1123 (+ PSYC 1120L)
Intro Psychology 2
MATH 2253 (+ LAB) or MATH 2243 or MATH 2223 (+ LAB)
Math Course Selection
ELECTIVE xxx3
Your choice
ELECTIVE xxx3
Your choice
ELECTIVE xxx3
Your choice

Important Notes

When choosing elective courses you should consider the following:

For Bachelor of Arts Students

  1. Arts students should begin fulfilling their Arts Core requirements.

    Arts Core Requirements

    • 6h in English at the 1000-level.
    • 6 h in a single language other than English.
    • 6 h in economics, political science, sociology, or women’s and gender studies.
    • 6 h in art (not 2013, 2023, 3013, 3023), classics, comparative religion, history, philosophy, music (not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies) or women’s and gender studies.

    Note:  Arts students also have to take 6 h in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, but since Psychology is in Science, this requirement is already taken care of by your major.

  2. You should think about what you want your minor to be and take some courses in that subject.

    • Sometime before you graduate you must complete 24 h (i.e., eight 3 h courses) in a subject other than Psychology. Only 6 h of these courses may be at the 1000 level; the rest (i.e., 18 h or six 3 h courses) must be at the 2000 level or above.
    • If possible, take an introductory course in your minor subject area.

For Bachelor of Science Students

  1. Science students should begin filling their breadth

    Breadth Requirements

    • 6 h (i.e., two 3 h or one-term courses) from the following humanities subjects: English, Art at the 1000-level, Classics, Comparative Religion, a single language other than English, History, Music (not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies), Philosophy, Theology (THEO 3013/23, BIBL 2013/23, GREE 3013/23 ), or Women's and Gender Studies,
    • 6 h in the Faculty of Arts, and
    • another 6 h in either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Professional Studies.

  2. You should think about what you want your minor to be and take some courses in that subject.

    • Sometime before you graduate, you must complete a minimum of 18 h (i.e., six 3 h courses) in a subject other than Psychology.
    • If possible, take an introductory course in your minor subject area.

Contact

Dr. Randy Lynn Newman
Head and Professor of Psychology
randy.newman@acadiau.ca
902-585-1405