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At McMaster, the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB) is a leader in the study of brain-behavioural relations and psychological sciences. The PNB Department places an important emphasis on interdisciplinary research, pedagogy and the training of the next generation of behavioural and psychological scientists.

Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour is the scientific study of the brain and behaviour.  It is a science and a practice.  As scientists, experimental psychologists conduct research to help understand why people think, feel, and behave the way they do.  As clinicians, counsellors, or other practitioners, psychologists apply scientific understanding towards helping individuals, institutions, and society deal with issues relating to human behaviour and happiness.

HERE IS A QUICK LOOK AT THE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH
THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE & BEHAVIOUR (PNB)

Programs offered through the Faculty of Science:
    Honours Bachelor of Science programs:
Honours B.Sc. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Honours B.Sc. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Mental Health Specialization)
Honours B.Sc. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Music Cognition Specialization)
        

Programs offered jointly by PNB & Biology:
Honours B.Sc. Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior
Honours B.Sc. Neuroscience
    Honours Bachelor of Applied Science programs:
Honours B.A.Sc. Human Behaviour

Programs offered jointly by PNB & Mohawk College:
Honours B.A.Sc. Human Behaviour (Autism & Behavioural Science Specialization)
Honours B.A.Sc. Human Behaviour (Early Childhood Education Specialization)
Minor in Psychology

Programs offered through the Faculty of Social Sciences:
    Honours Bachelor of Arts programs:
Honours B.A. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Honours B.A. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Mental Health Specialization)
Honours B.A. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Music Cognition Specialization)
Programs offered jointly with other departments in Social Sciences or Humanities:
Honours B.A. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour and Another Subject (B.A.)
    Bachelor of Arts program:
B.A. Psychology (3-yr)

 

PNB PRATICUM 3I06 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE PSYCHOLOGY MAIN OFFICE ROOM 102 OR ON-LINE ON THE COURSE WEBSITE:

http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/undergraduate/courses/53-courses/level-3/210-psych-3i06-practicum-projects.html

Applications are due to Sally in PC-102 by
 Tuesday February 28, 2017

Requirements:
24 units total

3 units PSYCH 1X03 or 1F03
21 units from PSYCH 1XX3 (or HTH SCI 1G03), Levels II, III Psychology courses including at least six units from Level III Psychology courses.

Notes:
1. SCI 1A24 is a substitution for three units of Level I PSYCH toward the Minor in Psychology.
2.. ISCI 2A18 is a substitution for 3 units of Level II PSYCH toward the Minor in Psychology.
3. In order to declare a Minor in Psychology at least 12 units (above Level 1) must be elective to degree.

Program Overview

The 3-yr BA Psychology program was designed with a more applied focus than the research-oriented focus of our Honours BA PNB programs offering a series of courses tailored specifically for this program – child development, abnormal psychology, personality, social psychology, learning and measuring behaviour, adolescent psychology, human sexuality, aging, attitudes and persuasion, positive psychology, and intergroup relations. The types of entry-level jobs for which undergraduate psychology majors are typically prepared are those that use "people skills" (e.g., communicating with and relating to individuals from diverse backgrounds as is required for case workers, counsellor’s aides, and in sales, marketing, personnel, and management positions), analytical skills (e.g., figuring out why a certain problem occurs and how to minimize or eliminate it), writing skills (e.g., writing a logically developed report), and research skills (e.g., using statistics, tables, and graphs to analyze problems and communicate relevant findings). These skills can be used in a wide variety of work settings such as human services, business, criminal justice, health and recreation, and education.

ADMISSION

Completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 including:
3 units PSYCH 1X03 or PSYCH 1F03 with a grade of at least C-

NOTES

1. One of MATH 1A03, 1F03, 1K03, 1LS3 or 1M03 must be completed by the end of Level II. Completion in Level I is recommended.
2. SOC SCI 2J03 must be completed by the end of Level II
3. PSYCH 1XX3 and one of BIOLOGY 1A03, 1M03 or 1P03 or Grade 12 Bio U are recommended and serve as prerequisites for some upper-level Psychology courses. Students are encouraged to check prerequisites carefully.
4. Students wishing to take PNB 3Q03 and 3QQ3 must complete and submit a pre-registration ballot by mid February. Students will be informed of the outcome by mid March. Specific dates will be announced during the Fall term. Ballots can be obtained on the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour web site at: http://pnb.mcmaster.ca/

PSYCHOLOGY COURSE LIST 1

LINGUIST 2PS3, 3C03; PNB 3Q03 A/B, S, 3QQ3 A/B, S; PSYCH 2AA3, 2AP3, 2B03, 2C03, 2GG3, 3AB3, 3AC3, 3AG3, 3B03, 3BA3, 3C03, 3CB3, 3CC3, 3CD3, 3F03, 3FA3, 3M03, 3MT3, 3T03, 3UU3, 3VV3

REQUIREMENTS
90 units total (Levels I to III), of which 42 units may be Level I

LEVEL I: 30 UNITS (See Admission)

LEVEL II: 30 UNITS
3 units SOC SCI 2J03 (Statistics) (See Note 2)
9 units Level II Psychology where at least six units must be from PSYCH 2AA3 (Child Develop), 2AP3 (Abnormal Psychology), 2B03 (Personality), 2C03 (Social Psych), 2GG3 (Learning, Measuring & Shaping Behaviour)
0-3 units from MATH 1A03, 1F03, 1K03, 1LS3, 1M03 (See Note 1)
9-12 units Electives, excluding Psychology
6 units Electives

LEVEL III: 30 UNITS
12 units from Course List I, of which at least nine units must be from Level III
12 units Electives, excluding Psychology
6 units Electives

 

Contact Department

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)
Psychology Building (PC), Room 102
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton Ontario L8S 4K1
Canada