Psychology (HBSc) & English (HBA)

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Program summary

This Double Degree program creates a pathway for students who want to pursue a Specialist in both English and Psychology. The program allows you to complete both undergraduate programs and degrees within five years without compromising the core requirements of either studies.

English at U of T Scarborough encompasses the written text (fiction and non-fiction), the oral text (stories and poems), and the visual text (graphic novels and film). We explore the significance of words we use, the way expression in words plays a role in communication and the ways writers and artists seek to change culture. 

Psychology is the study of understanding human mind. It is defined by innovative experiments and ground-breaking research that continuously unlock the infinite secrets of the psyche. The psychology program offers the opportunity to understand and investigate various areas of psychology: how humans learn, adapt, and remember; how they change over their lifetimes; how they are affected by the presence of others; and, how their behaviour relates to their physiological functions.

Admission to this program is after your first year at U of T Scarborough​. For more information about applying to Psychology & English, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Recommended Prerequisites

Grade 12 U Math and Grade 12 U Biology are recommended prerequisites but must be completed to continue in Psychology after first year. Students who are admitted without one or both prerequisites may complete the requirements during first year, either by enrolling in an equivalent high school course off-campus, or by taking the equivalent U of T Scarborough courses: BIOA11H3 and the Online Math Preparedness course. Please note that the equivalent U of T Scarborough courses may have enrolment limits, and may not be offered every term. BIOA11H3 is typically offered in the fall term. The Online Math Preparedness course is typically offered in August of each year. 

Program Details

Degree Offered: Honours Bachelor of Arts,Honours Bachelor of Science
Offered as Co-op: No
Program Options: Specialist

Program Admissions

Admissions Category: Psychological & Health Sciences
Supplementary Application Form Required: No
Admissions Prerequisites: Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors or Mathematics of Data Management (recommended), Biology (recommended), English
Approximate Grade Requirements: Low 80s (Non Co-op)
OUAC Application Code: TPS

Student Experience