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Honors Specialization BA Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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HONORS SPECIALIZATION B.A. IN DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
9.0 Course Module CHECKLIST

Purpose of Hon. Spec. BA-DCN Module: To provide a thorough grounding in the principles of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience for students who may wish to pursue graduate training in this area.

FIRST YEAR Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the Honors Specialization in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Program-BA, students must complete 5.0 first-year courses by May 1 with no failures, and must have an average of at least 75% in 3.0 principal courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60% (however, because this is a competitive program, the cut-off average is usually above the minimum of  75%). 2.0 of the principal courses must include the Psychology and Mathematics courses listed below. The 1.0 additional principal course will be any course, other than Psychology or Mathematics, in which the student receives the highest final mark.

1.0 course from: Psychology 1000 (or the former 1200)
1.0 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1000A/B, 1100A/B, 1301A/B, 1500A/B, 1501A/B, or the former 1201A/B, the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B, Mathematics 0110A/B, 1225A/B, 1228A/B, 1229A/B, 1600A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B. If Mathematics 0110A/B is taken, then either Statistical Sciences 1024A/B or Mathematics 1228A/B must be taken. Mathematics 1228A/B and Statistical Sciences 1024A/B is the recommended combination.
YEAR 1
1. Psych 1000
2. Mathematics
3. Other
4. Other
5. Other

SECOND, THIRD and FOURTH YEAR
Module Requirements:

2.0 courses: Psychology 2800E and 2810 (must be taken prior to all 3000+ level courses)
1.0 courses: Psychology 2040 or 2410, and 2220 or 2221
0.5 courses: Psychology 3800F/G (must be taken prior to Thesis Course)
0.5 courses: Psychology 3485 (must be taken prior to Thesis Course)
1.5 courses: Psychology 2100-4999
2.0 courses: Psychology 3141, 3223, 3440, 3441, 3442, 3443 or 3444
0.5 courses: Psychology 4100-4995
1.0 courses: Psychology 4852E

CAUTION: If you are fulfilling your 2nd year Statistics requirement in the Psychology Hon. Spec. DCN B.A. module with a 2nd year Statistics course taught in another department that is antirequisite to Psychology 2810 (Statistics for Psychology), then you MUST replace it with 1.0 credits (ie two half courses or a full course) in Psychology numbered 2100 and above. You need 9.0 credits in Second Year and above Psychology courses for the Psychology Hon. Spec DCN B.A.

Subsidiary Courses: 6.0 other courses. If you are also doing a module in another subject area, then that module’s courses would be amongst these 6.0 courses.

Depending on which other module you plan on completing, you may be able to take additional Psychology courses outside of the 9.0 minimum required by the Psychology Honors Specialization DCN B.A. Module. See first “Note”below.

Late Entrance Requirements: Students who wish to enter this module after Years 2 or 3 must have a minimum cumulative average of 75% in their last 10.0 courses, with no Psychology course mark below 60%. However, because this is a competitive program, the cut-off entry average is usually several percentages above the minimum of 75%.

YEAR 2, 3 and 4
6. Psych 2800
7. Psych 2810
8. Psy 2040 or 2410/Psy 2220
or 2221
9. Electives or Other Module
10. Electives or Other Module
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11. Psych 3800 / Psych 3485
12. Psych 2100-4999
13. Psych 3141, 3223, 3440 to3444
14. Electives or Other Module
15. Electives or Other Module
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16. Psych 4852E
17. Psy 2100-4999 /Psy 4100-4995
18. Psych 3141, 3223, 3440 to 3444
19. Electives or Other Module
20. Electives or Other Module

You are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of your program.

NOTE:  No more than 14.0 courses in one subject may be counted among the 20.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements. If taking more than 10.0 courses in Psychology (including the first year Psych 1000), students need to consider the impact this may have on their plans for a major or minor in other subject areas.NOTE: The Honors programs in Psychology have limited enrolment.  In cases where the number of applicants exceeds the number of available spaces, entry into the program will be competitive; students who meet the minimum requirements may be refused admission.Please note that this is the Psychology component of your degree only.  For information on complete degree requirements, please refer to the current Western Academic Calendar.All degrees require 1.0 Social Science course (A), 1.0 Arts & Humanities course (B), 1.0 Science course (C) and 2.0 essay courses.