Academic Programs


The SFU Calendar (see http://students.sfu.ca/calendar) is the official governing document containing regulations regarding your academic career at SFU. The calendar that is in effect when you take your first course at SFU governs your degree requirements. The calendar that is in effect when you declare a psychology plan governs the plan requirements. It is advisable that you obtain and keep a copy of the relevant calendars.

Each student is responsible for ensuring that his or her academic choices meet the requirements for graduation. All requirements are outlined in the SFU Calendar. Advisors are available to provide guidance. However, the student has ultimate responsibility for compliance with and completion of the program and degree requirements and for observing regulations and deadlines.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

SFU & Faculty Course Requirements:

  • 120 total credits including 45 upper division credits and including at least 65 Arts credits (these include credits earned in majors, minors etc.)
  • completion of either a Major, a joint major, or two extended minors 
  • completion of WQB requirements

See BA Checklist for further details.

PLEASE NOTE: NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY DECLARED INTO THE PSYC PROGRAMS BELOW. STUDENTS MUST DECLARE BEFORE THE ENROLLMENT PERIODS (MARCH, JULY AND NOVEMBER)

Psychology Major Program Requirements

Psychology Course Requirements:

  • PSYC 100, 102, 201*, 210 (*with a grade of C or better)
  • one course from Group A, one course from Group B, and one course from either Group A or B
  • 30 upper division psychology credits including PSYC 300 and 308

See Psyc Major Checklist for further details.

Psychology Major with ABA Concentration Program Requirements

Psychology Joint Major with Criminology Program Requirements

Psychology Course Requirements:

  • PSYC 100, 102, 201*, 210 (*with a grade of C or better)
  • one course from Group A and one course from Group B
  • 21 upper division psychology credits including PSYC 308

See Psyc JMA (Crim) Checklist for further details.
See the Criminology Department for their requirements.

Psychology Joint Major with GSWS Program Requirements

Psychology Course Requirements:

  • PSYC 100, 102, 201*, 210 (*with a grade of C or better)
  • two of PSYC 221, 241, 250, 260, 268, or 280
  • 21 upper division psychology credits including PSYC 308

See Psyc JMA (WS) Checklist for further details.
See the GSWS Department for their requirements.

Psychology Joint Major with Business Administration Program Requirements

Psychology Course Requirements:

  • PSYC 100, 102, 201*, 210 (*with a grade of C or better)
  • PSYC 260 and one of PSYC 221, 241, 250, 268, or 280
  • 21 upper division psychology credits including PSYC 308

See Psyc JMA (BusA) Checklist for further details.
See the Beedie School of Business for their requirements.

Psychology Extended Minor Program Requirements

Psychology Course Requirements:

  • PSYC 100, 102, 201*, 210 (*with a grade of C or better)
  • one course from Group A, one course from Group B, and one course from either Group A or B
  • 15 upper division psychology credits

See Psyc EMI Checklist for further details.

Psychology Minor Program Requirements

Psychology Course Requirements:

  • PSYC 100, 102, 201* (*with a grade of C or better)
  • two of PSYC 221, 241, 250, 260, 268, 280
  • 15 upper division psychology credits

See Psyc Minor Checklist for further details.

Honours


Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree Requirements

SFU & Faculty Course Requirements:

  • 120 total credits including 60 upper division credits and including at least 65 Arts credits (these include credits earned in honours, minors etc.)
  • completion of an Honours program
  • completion of WQB requirements

See BA Hons Checklist for further details (PDF 108kb)

Calendar change: effective Summer 2014, PSYC 210 will no longer require a grade of C or better. If you have questions, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor.

Psychology Honours Program Requirements

Psychology Course Requirements:

  • PSYC 100, 102, 201*, 210 (*with a grade of C or better)
  • one course from Group A, one course from Group B, and one course from either Group A or B
  • 50 upper division psychology credits including PSYC 300, 301, 308, 490, 499

See Psyc Hons Checklist for further details (PDF 133kb)

Calendar change: effective Summer 2014, PSYC 210 will no longer require a grade of C or better. If you have questions, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor.

BSc Behavioural Neuroscience


A joint program between the Department of Psychology and Biomedial Physiology & Kinesiology leading to a degree in Behaviour Neuroscience is available.   For more information, please visit:

BSc in Behavioural Neuroscience

  • Newly admitted students are not automatically declared into this program.
  • Students should complete a program approval form, attach an up-to-date advising transcript, and submit it to the BPK Advisor or the PSYC Advisor (emailed electronically to bpkadvisor@sfu.ca or psycadvs@sfu.ca) by June 1 for fall term approval, October 1 for spring term approval, or February 1 for summer term approval.