The Faculty of Arts procedures for Admission to Honours established in section 3.3.2 Honours Degrees are applicable and provide the overall framework.
Psychology Majors are eligible to apply for Honours upon completion of at least 72 units, with at least one lab course (i.e., 3 units from Psychology 400, 415, 425, 427, 430, 435, 478, 504, or 505).
Due to high demand, the qualifying grade point average for eligibility for admission to Honours Psychology is typically set higher than the minimum 3.30 level for the Faculty of Arts. When this is the case, the qualifying average for the following year is announced on the Department website by October 1. For the purpose of admission to Honours, a student's grade point average is calculated over the most recent course work to a maximum of 60 units inclusive of courses from other institutions as well as the University of Calgary.
Psychology Majors must apply through their Student Centre for a change of program to Honours no later than January 23 of the year prior to their final year. Admission is contingent on the availability of an eligible thesis supervisor, as well as the availability of the resources (laboratory space, equipment, etc.) needed to complete the thesis. Students are encouraged to consult with the Psychology Advisor well before the January 23 deadline to determine their eligibility.