Waiver Policy to reduce number of upper level Psychology credits for Psychology Arts Major, Minor, and Honour degrees - effective September 2002.

(1). Policy for Psychology Arts Majors, Minors, and Honours completing Psyc 201, 202, 203 or 204 prior to September 2002.

In September 2002, the Psychology Department's required methodological and statistical courses for Psychology Arts Majors, Minors, and Honours will change from third year courses (PSYC 317 and 318) to second year courses (PSYC 217 and 218).

Psychology Arts Majors who by that time had completed previously required second year courses (PSYC 201, 202, 203 or 204) but had not completed PSYC 317 and/or PSYC 318 will now be required to complete PSYC 217 and/or PSYC 218.
As this will involve additional second year credits, the Psychology Department will waive either 3 or 6 credits of the required credits in senior level (third and fourth year) Psychology courses for such students upon completion of Psyc 217 and/or Psyc 218.
Three credits will be waived:
" if the student has completed no more than 3 credits of PSYC 201, 202, 203 or 204 in addition to having completed PSYC 217 and 218
OR
" if the student has completed at least 6 credits of PSYC 201, 202, 203 or 204, and 3 credits of PSYC 317 or 318 in addition to 3 credits of PSYC 217 or 218.
Six credits will be waived:
" if the student has completed at least 6 credits of PSYC 201, 202, 203 or 204 in addition to PSYC 217 and 218.

In this way, the total number of Psychology credits for a Psychology Arts Minor (24-36), Major (42) and Honour (60) degree will remain the same for such students.


NOTE: Only if students qualify for the waiver from the Dept. of Psychology will the Faculty of Arts also agree to waive the same number of senior level credits from requirements for an Arts Degree. Students that have completed 30 upper level PSYC credits do not qualify for the waiver.


(2.) Transfer Credits from other Canadian Institutions.
Students who have transfer credits for courses taken at other Canadian institutions before September 2003, that are assessed as equivalent to Psyc 201, 202, 203 or 204, will be entitled to waivers as detailed above.

Subsequent to that date, such transfer credits will not entitle a student to such waivers.




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