Honours

Application Deadline June 1st

Program Overview

The two-semester honours program will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on original research. You will gain valuable research training by planning, conducting, and presenting research, and guidance about applying to graduate school. In the honours seminar, you will be exposed to a wide range of research being conducted by fellow cohort members. This experience will connect you to likeminded students and prepare you for graduate programs.

How to Apply

To apply to the Honours program, complete the application requirements below and submit the application form to the Psychology Undergraduate Advisor by June 1.

1. Completion of 75 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 3.33.

2. Completion of 15 SFU Psychology credits with a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

3. Completion of
    • PSYC 100, 102, 201(with a minimum grade of C), and 210
    • One course from Group A: PSYC 221, 280
    • One course from Group B: PSYC 241, 250, 260, 268, 270
    • One additional course from Group A or Group B

4. Completion of PSYC 300 and 301 with a minimum grade of B. If the applicant has not completed PSYC 301 by the application deadline, the following additional requirements must be met:

    • The applicant must submit a letter from their primary supervisor acknowledging:
        a) that the student will complete PSYC 301 in the Summer or Fall term;
        b) that the student will be withdrawn from the Honours Program if the student fails to achieve a minimum grade of B in PSYC 301; and
        c) that they agree to supervise the student under these conditions

    • Have an UDGPA of at least 3.67
    • Enroll in PSYC 301 in the Summer term or the Fall term concurrent with PSYC 490/ PSYC 457

5. Submission of the Honours Program Application form, which includes a brief outline (two pages) of the proposal with approval and signature of a Psychology faculty member willing to supervise the Honours Project.  The proposal should describe the area of study with a few key references, the question they plan to address and a brief description of the methods and data analytic plan. 

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, in person data collection will likely not be possible during the honours program 2020/2021. Your proposal must either be a project using archived data or online data collection, or it may be a theoretical project. If in-person data collection becomes possible at some point during the honours program, you and your supervisor may discuss options to change your project to include an in-person component.

6. Submission of the Tri-Council Ethics Certificate or the Animal Care Services training (depending on the nature of your project). 

Program Forms

Upon admission into the Psychology Honours program, please refer to the forms below for information regarding continuation in the Honours program, Honours Defence Form, and Honours project guidelines.