Degree Major/Minor Requirements
53.20.1 Major in Psychology
A student may choose a BA or BSc in Psychology. See §15.3 for Admission Requirements.
AUPSY 101 and 102.
6 from AUPSY 220, 240, 256 (social/personality/developmental).
6 from AUPSY 263, 267, 275 (cognition/perception/physiological).
AUPSY 310 and 313.
AUPSY 408 or 409.
12 additional senior credits in Psychology.
At least 9 Psychology credits, including AUPSY 408 or 409, at the 400-level.
II.Additional information for students
A student should take AUPSY 213 and the chosen/required 200-level courses, in the second year.
AUPSY 310 and 313 should be taken in the third year.
A student who is considering graduate studies in Psychology is advised to take AUPSY 313 in the third year and AUPSY 408/409, 497, and 499 in the fourth year.
A student interested in pursuing graduate studies in clinical or counselling psychology should take (in addition to required courses):
Courses related to the social/personality stream include AUPSY 304, 308, 344, 346, 483, 486, and 488. Courses related to the developmental/cognitive stream include AUPSY 301, 302, 307, 352, 354, 362, 373, and 471. Courses related to the physiological stream include AUPSY 303, 369, 377, and 477.
It is recommended that AUIDS 380 or 385 be taken. Courses in the philosophy of science, philosophy of social science, and philosophy of technology are also recommended.
Many senior Psychology courses are offered in alternate years only.
III. Recommended first-year program
Required courses: 6 AUPSY 101 and 102.
53.20.2 Minor in Psychology
AUPSY 101 and 102.
3 from AUPSY 220, 240, 256 (social/personality/developmental).
3 from AUPSY 263, 267, 275 (cognition/perception/physiological).
6 additional senior credits in Psychology. AUPSY 213 is recommended.
53.20.3 Certificate in Community Mental Health: Theory and Practice
The Certificate in Community Mental Health: Theory and Practice is administered by the Augustana Faculty and is available to students with a major in psychology in the Augustana Faculty BA or BSc program.
This certificate will provide students with the necessary understanding and skills to work with mental health or health-related community programs. To this end, the certificate program offers training in principles of psychological health. This includes coverage of psychological and neurophsychological disorders, as well as basic principles of health psychology. In addition, students will learn about community psychology and principles of social psychology.
The program consists of a subset of the courses needed to satisfy the psychology major requirements. Lectures will be scheduled throughout the week, with some classes possibly offered at night. The lecture component will be delivered via face-to-face instruction at the Augustana Campus.
To qualify for the Certificate in Community Mental Health: Theory and Practice, students accepted into the program must successfully complete 24 credits, as follows (each course is 3 credits):
AUPSY 240 - Social Psychology.
AUPSY 275 - Introduction to the Brain and Nervous System.
AUPSY 342 - Health Psychology.
AUPSY 346 - Community Psychology.
AUPSY 377 - Human Neuropsychology.
AUPSY 483 - Psychological Disorders.
Plus 6 additional credits from the following list:
AUSOC 224 - Sociology of Deviant Behaviour.
AUSOC 263 - The Social Theory of Community.
AUPSY 414 - Program Evaluation.
AUPSY 486 - Clinical and Counseling Psychology.
In addition, within the 24 credits and/or the courses in their Psychology major, students are required to take six credits of courses with a CSL (Community Service-Learning) component.
There are a limited number of spaces available. Normally, a student will make an application at the end of their second year. Interested students should consult with their Academic Advisor as early as possible. To be admitted, students must have a major GPA of 2.7 or above, and must submit an essay. Students should submit an essay (maximum 1,500 words) describing why they want to enter the program and what benefits they anticipate from the program. The essay will be evaluated by members of the psychology discipline who will make a recommendation regarding admission to the embedded certificate program to the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences.
Once admitted, to remain in the program students must maintain a major GPA of 2.7 until they graduate.