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 Requirements

Psychology Major 

  • All students must have completed Ontario Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U) and
    Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or out of province equivalents. Students applying at the end of their first year (minimum 4.0 completed credits) must have a grade of at least 64 in PSY100Y5 and a CGPA of at least 2.0.
  • Students who do not meet these requirements and/or students who apply after second or later years must have a psychology average of at least 64% (based ona minimum of 1.5 completed credits in psychology) as well as an AGPA of at least 2.0
  • Both these requirements are based on all courses taken during students€ most recent academic year (including Summer, when applicable).

Psychology Minor

  • All students must have completed Ontario Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U) and Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or out of province equivalents. Students applying at the end of their first year (minimum 4.0 completed credits) must have a grade of at least 61 in PSY100Y5 and a CGPA of at least 2.0.
  • Students who do not meet these requirements and/or students who apply after second or later years must have a psychology average of at least 61% (based on a minimum of 1.5 completed credits in psychology) as well as an AGPA of at least 2.0.
  • Both these requirements are based on all courses taken during students€ most recent academic year (including Summer, when applicable).

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

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