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Admission Requirements for 2020/2021

Academic excellence is the main requirement, but to be successful, students must also be self-motivated and hard working. The thesis research project requires students to work relatively independently and to commit the time needed to satisfactorily complete the project. Many students enjoy this opportunity to develop their research skills.

The admission requirements for the Honours Program are listed on this webpage by end of September each year. The criteria for applications due January 23, 2020 (late applications are not accepted) are:

  1. at least 72 units or 12.0 full-course equivalents (FCE) completed at the time of application;
  2. minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.4 over the most recent 42 units (7.0 FCE);
  3. minimum GPA of 3.4 over all Psychology courses included in the most recent 30 units (5.0 FCE);
  4. minimum grade of B+ in PSYC 312 or an average of B+ from PSYC 300 and 301 (or 407, 411 or 415);
  5. no F's over the most recent 5.0 FCE;
  6. all remaining graduation requirements for the BA/BSc Honours degree can be completed during the following Fall/Winter registration period;
  7. eligible thesis supervisor willing to supervise the honours thesis and resources available to complete the thesis
  8. minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 over all major courses (PSYC courses) applicable towards the completion of the degree requirements to graduate with honours. Please see the calendar information for this http://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/arts-3-4-2.html.
  9. If you are following the F18 regulations you need to have at least 3 units from PSYC 400, 415, 425, 427, 430, 478, 504 or 505 completed.  Please see the Psychology Department if you won't have this completed in time.