Honours Specialization BA / Ivey BA Honors Business Administration

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Combined Ivey–Psychology Program

Purpose: The combined Psychology-Ivey program allows students to complete all the requirements of the Honours BA in Psychology and the Honours Business Administration degree in a 5-year time frame. The training provided by the HBA program prepares students graduating with a HSP in Psychology to compete for professional careers in the administration of agencies that provide mental health and social services, or alternatively, enhances their preparation for graduate training in business related fields of Psychology (e.g., Industrial/Organizational Psychology).

FIRST YEAR Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the Honours Specialization in Psychology 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 well above the minimum of 75%; it is currently above 81%).  2.0 of the principal courses must include the Psychology and Mathematics courses listed below.  The 1.0 additional principal course will be any 1.0 credits worth of courses, other than Psychology or Mathematics, in which the student receives the highest final mark(s).

1.0 courses from:  both of Psychology 1002A/B AND Psychology 1003A/B (or Psychology 1000)
0.5 course from: Data Science 1000A/B

0.5 course from:  Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1500A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B, or Applied Mathematics 1201A/B.  Mathematics 1228A/B is recommended.


1.       Psych 1002+1003 (or Psych 1000)

2.       0.5 Data Sci.1000 + 0.5 First Yr Math

3.       Other Year 1 courses            

4.       Other Year 1 courses

5.       Other Year 1 courses                 

Module Requirements:

1.0 courses:  Psychology 2801F/G (min 70%) and 2802F/G (min 75%)

1.0 courses:  Psychology 2811A/B (min 70%) and 2812A/B (min 75%)
0.5 course from:  Psychology 2100-2299 series.
0.5 course from:  Psychology 2300-2799 series.
1.0 course from:  Business Administration 2257

10 x 0.75 courses from: Business Administration 3300K, 3301K, 3302K, 3303K, 3304K, 3311K, 3316K, 3321K, 3322K, 3323K

0.5 course:  Psychology 3800F/G (must be taken prior to Thesis Course)
0.5 Research course from: Psychology 3184F/G, 3185F/G, 3285F/G, 3480F/G, 3485F/G, 3580F/G, 3780F/G, 3840F/G (must be taken prior to Thesis Course)
0.5 course from:  Psychology 3100-3299 (exclud. Research courses above)

0.5 course from:  Psychology 3300-3799 (exclud. Research courses above)
1.0 course from:  Psychology 2000-3999 (exclud. Research courses above)
0.5 course:  Business Administration 4505

0.5 course from:  Business Administration 4538, 4539, 4588, 4625

0.5 course:  Business Administration 4624

1.0 course:  Business Administration 4569

1.0 courses from:  Psychology 3000-4999 (exclud. Research courses above)
r0.5 course from:  Psychology 4000-4995

0.5 course from:  Psychology 2100-4999

1.0 course: Psychology 4850E

2.5 courses from:  Business Administration Electives


CAUTION:  If you are fulfilling your 2nd year Statistics requirement in the Psychology Hon. Spec. module with a 2nd year Statistics course taught in another department that is antirequisite to Psychology 2811A/B, then you MUST replace it with 0.5 credit course in Psychology numbered 2100 or higher.  In other words, you need fully 9.0 pure Psychology credits at the second year level and higher for the Psychology Hon. Spec B.A.  You must also receive a grade of 70% or higher in the alternative stats course.  


Subsidiary Courses: 3.0 Non-Psychology and Non-Bus.Admin. courses


Progression Requirements: Students who are enrolled in a Psychology Honours Specialization module must maintain a minimum modular average of 75% with no mark below 60% to progress in the module.


Late Entrance Requirements: Students who wish to enter this Psych. Hon. Specialization BA module after Years 2 or 3 must have a minimum cumulative average of 75% or cumulative in their last 10.0 courses of 75%, with no mark below 60%.  However, because this is a competitive program, the cut-off entry average is usually above 81%.

YEAR 2, 3 4, and 5


6.        Psych 2801F/G + Psych 2802F/G

7.        Psych 2811A/B + Psych 2812A/B

8.        Psych 2100-2299 + Psych 2300-2799

9.        Bus. Admin. 2257

10.      Option


11.      Bus.Admin 0.75 credit + Bus.Admin 0.75 credit

12.      Bus.Admin 0.75 credit + Bus.Admin 0.75 credit

13.      Bus.Admin 0.75 credit + Bus.Admin 0.75 credit

14.      Bus.Admin 0.75 credit + Bus.Admin 0.75 credit

15.      Bus.Admin 0.75 credit + Bus.Admin 0.75 credit



16.      Psych 3800F/G + Psych “Res. In”

17.      Psych 3100-3299 + Psych 3300-3799 

18.      Psych 2000-3999

19.      Bus.Admin. 4505 + 0.5 4538/4539/4588/4625

20.      Bus.Admin. 4624 +  0.5 Bus Admin electives

21.      Bus.Admin. 4569



22.      Psych 4850E              

23.      Psych 3000-4999                   

24.      Psych 4000-4995 /  Psych 2100-4999 

25.      Bus.Admin. Electives

26.      Bus.Admin. Electives

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

NOTE:  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 other module.

NOTE:  The Honours 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, visit:   http://counselling.ssc.uwo.ca/builddegree/checklists.asp

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.