Admission to Programs

Before enrolling in any Program offered by the Psychology Department, students MUST have grade 12 (4U) Advanced Functions and 4U Biology or equivalent, and 4.0 full course equivalents (FCEs) for Minors and Majors, or 8.0 FCEs for Specialists, including PSY100Y.  You must also meet the minimum grade criteria for Psychology courses, and a minimum CGPA, as described below for each program.

Once you complete 4.0 FCEs you will be required by the University to enrol in a Subject Program of Study (SubjectPOSt). Admission requirements for students completing their first year of study are provided below.

All Psychology Programs are "Type 2" SubjectPOSts and as such require completion of specific courses, a minimum CGPA and minimum grades in specific courses for enrolment.  There are three steps to enrolling in a Type 2 SubjectPOSt.  Refer to the UTM Registration Guide for further information and important deadlines.

**IMPORTANT NOTE**
First-year students newly admitted in the Psychology Stream are NOT in our program.  You have to request the program upon completion of 4 University credits.

Admission after first year - 4.0 FCE

Psychology Major 

  • completed Gr.12(4U) Advanced Functions and Biology or equivalent;
  • completed 4.0 credits;
  • a grade of at least 64% in PSY100Y5; and
  • a minimum CGPA of 2.0.

Exceptionality Major

  • completed Gr.12(4U) Advanced Functions and Biology or equivalent;
  • completed 4.0 credits;
  • a grade of at least 75% in PSY100Y5;
  • successfully completed 1.0 credit from BIO152H5/153H5/204H5/205H5/206H5/207H5; and
  • a minimum CGPA of 2.7.

Psychology Minor

  • completed Gr.12(4U) Advanced Functions and Biology or equivalent;
  • completed 4.0 credits;
  • a grade of at least 61% in PSY100Y5; and
  • a minimum CGPA of 2.0.

Admission after second year - 8.0 FCE

Psychology Specialist

  • completed Gr.12(4U) Advanced Functions and Biology or equivalent;
  • completed 8.0 credits;
  • completed PSY201H5, 202H5, and at least 1.5 FCE in 200 series PSY courses with a minimum average of 77% for those five half courses;
  • a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Exceptionality Specialist

  • completed Gr.12(4U) Advanced Functions and Biology or equivalent;
  • completed 8.0 credits;
  • completed PSY201H5, 210H5, 240H5 and at least 1.0 FCE in 200 series ANT/BIO/SOC courses with a minimum average of 75% for those five half courses;
  • a minimum CGPA of 2.7.

Behaviour, Genetics and Neurobiology

Failing to Meet Minimum Requirements

If you fail to satisfy the entry requirements for specific programs, you may re-apply at a later date if you meet the criteria specified below.  Keep in mind that completion of Grade 12 4U Advanced Functions and Biology is always mandatory, with NO exceptions!

Psychology Major or Minor Program

  • Completion of PSY201H5 and at least 1.0 FCE from second or higher year requirements with an average grade of at least 64% for major and 61% for minor.  Annual GPA of at least 2.0 in your most recent year of studies at UTM.
  • Alternatively, you may repeat PSY100Y5 without academic credit and obtain a grade of at least 64% on the second attempt.  You will still have to satisfy all other requirements.  It is recommended you consult with the departmental academic advisor before doing this.

Exceptionality Major Program

  • Completion of PSY201H5, 210H5 and 240H5, and at least 0.5 FCE from second and higher years requirements from List 1 with an average grade of at least 75%. Annual GPA of at least 2.7 in your most recent year of studies at UTM.

Specialist Programs