Admission Requirements for Psychology Programs

Students may enter the Psychology programs after their first year at Western.

There is a Mathematics prerequisite for the Psychology Major and Honors Specialization modules. Students must complete 1.0 course in mathematics during their first year at Western for admission to these programs. We recommend Mathematics 1228A/B (Finite Math) and Statistical Sciences 1024A/B (Introduction to Statistics), but 1.0 course from Calculus 1000A/B, 1100A/B, 1301A/B, 1501A/B, Linear Algebra 1600A/B, Applied Mathematics 1201A/B (the former Calculus 1201A/B) and Mathematics 0110A/B, 1225A/B, 1229A/B may be taken.  If Mathematics 0110A/B is selected, then either Mathematics 1228A/B or Statistical Sciences 1024A/B must be taken.  

Students need to have a Grade 12 Mathematics course (Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, or Mathematics of Data Management) in order to take the 1.0 first-year course in Mathematics.

Admission to the Honors programs is competitive. From Year 1 to Year 2, admission decisions are based on the average mark received in 3.0 first-year courses, including Introductory Psychology, the two math courses, and the next highest grade(s). Admission to the Honors programs in subsequent years is based on the averaged mark received in the last 10.0 courses (Introductory Psychology and the math courses must have been completed).  Because these are limited enrollment programs, the minimum average for entry (70%) will not be sufficient for entry. Students must maintain a minimum average of 70% to progress in the Honors programs.

A mark of 60% or higher in Introductory Psychology is required for admission to and progression in the Psychology Major and Minor programs.