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1 Welcome! Department of Psychology Faculty of Arts Information Meeting for U1 students entering McGill from CEGEP June, 2011
2 Undergraduate Advising Office Department of PsychologyRoom N7/9 - Stewart Biology BuildingSarah Khayutin, M.A.Chief Academic AdvisorMonday to Friday(514) (no messages)Julia Marussi*Undergraduate Program Coordinator(514) (messages)Program advising &other academic QsCareer & graduate study advising“HELP!”General inquiries(i.e. about programs,courses, applications,exam reviews, etc.)* Very valuable resource!
3 Office Hours Monday to Friday Sarah Khayutin - Chief Academic Advisor August & first 2 weeks of semester: Drop-in onlyRest of time: Combination of drop-in and appointmentsHours listed on door of N7/9 and on website: Before making a special trip for drop-in advising, it is a good idea to consult site for possible changes.Julia Marussi – Undergraduate Program CoordinatorMonday to Friday9:00am – 12:30pm2:00pm – 5:00pm- Drop-in only
6 Link will give most up-to-date office hours This slideshow willbe posted here!Link will give most up-to-date office hoursTo help you figure out what courses to take.
7 Allows you to look up program info on your own Allows you to look up program info on your own. (Self-help can sure beat waiting in line!)
8 Other Advising Resources: Arts OASIS: Office of Advising & Student Info ServicesDawson Hall, Room 110 (Main Campus)Your Arts Faculty Advisor: Check your Minerva transcriptGeneral academic info, degree requirements, academic standing, program selection, credit load, procedures for withdrawal, deadlines, etc.Associate Dean, Director (Arts): André CostopoulosArts OASISTel.: (514)Website:HELP designed for newly admitted Arts students!Tel.: (514) or new link to chat online for assistance Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (from June 1 to August 31, 2011)Website:8
9 Other Helpful Resources: First-Year OfficeSuite 2100, Brown Student Services BuildingInfo about campus resources and servicesFor students and parents(514)Workshops (i.e. study skills)Ressources pour les étudiant(e)s francophonesMonthly newsletterStudent Life at McGill (i.e. athletics, student associations)
10 E-Mail Lucky you, you now have a McGill email address! It is:The McGill address and inbox are given automatically upon confirmation on Minerva of acceptance to McGill. Notification of this is sent to the address the student provided upon application.Use only this address in all communication with University departments & offices. University employees will send s only to your McGill address.For information on access set-up, logins and passwords, MINERVA, etc., see
11 Faculty of Arts Requirements Getting a B.A. at McGill:Faculty of Arts Requirements
12 Getting a B.A. at McGill: Overview A B .A. requires 90 credits (assumes you have 30 credits of advanced standing from CEGEP)How do you structure those credits?Multi-track system:This enables you to acquire a breadth of knowledge in at least two (and, optionally, three) core disciplines.There are several ways (multiple tracks) you are allowed to structure these 90 credits…Major concentration: typically centered on one discipline/departmentMinor concentration: coherent sequence of courses in a second discipline. Less comprehensive than a major; requires fewer credits.
13 Getting a B.A. at McGill: Possible Multi-Track Combinations Option A:Major ConcentrationMinor ConcentrationElectivesCr3618Option B:Major Concentration 1Major Concentration 2Option C:Major ConcentrationMinor Concentration 1Minor Concentration 2ElectivesCr3618Honours Program (Psych)Minor Concentration6012Joint Honours Component 1 36Joint Honours Component 2 36Electives 18
14 “Educational Psychology” is considered PSYC Getting a B.A. at McGill Option A, with PSYC major conc & 1 minor conc.Major Concentration (PSYC) 36 creditsMinor Concentration (non-PSYC) 18 creditsElective Courses 36 creditsTOTAL: 90 credits“Educational Psychology” is considered PSYC
15 Getting a B. A. at McGill Option B, with PSYC major conc Getting a B.A. at McGill Option B, with PSYC major conc & 2nd major conc.Major Concentration 1 (PSYC) 36 creditsMajor Concentration 2 (non-PSYC) 36 creditsElective Courses 18 creditsTOTAL: 90 credits
16 Getting a B.A. at McGill Option C, PSYC major conc. & 2 minor conc. Major Concentration (PSYC) 36 creditsMinor Concentration creditsMinor Concentration 2 (non-PSYC) 18 creditsElective Courses 18 creditsTOTAL: 90 credits
17 Getting a B.A. at McGill Option C, with Specialization Combination Major Concentration (PSYC) 36 creditsMinor Conc (Behavioural Science) 18 creditsMinor Concentration 2 (non-PSYC) 18 creditsElective Courses 18 creditsTOTAL: 90 creditsWhy would someone do this?
18 Psychology Department Requirements Getting a B.A. at McGill:Psychology Department Requirements
19 Checklists! Take them, print them, use them, bring them! Available online (as well as in the Psychology Undergrad Advising Office(N7/9 Stewart Biology Building)
20 What are the Prerequisites? If you need to take any of the prerequisites at McGill, they will be categorized as elective credit.Introductory Psychology - PSYC 100If you have a CEGEP (or university-level) equivalent, you do not need to take PSYC 100Examples of equivalent courses (CEGEP titles)“Introductory Psychology”“Experimental Psychology”“General Psychology”Biology - BIOL 111 or BIOL 112 or BIOL 115“Human Biology 1” (or 2)“General Biology 1” (or 2)Arts students only
21 Behavioral Neuroscience Major Concentration in Psychology B.A. or B.A. & Sc. (B.A. & Sc.: Psych is your Science component)U1 Required Courses (15 credits)PSYC 204: Introductory StatisticsPSYC 211: Intro to Behavioral NeurosciencePSYC 212: PerceptionPSYC 213: CognitionPSYC 215: Social PsychologyU1 or U2 Required Course (3 credits)PSYC 305: Statistics for Experimental DesignComplementary Courses (18 credits)3 credits Psychology from List A3 credits Psychology from List B6 credits in Psychology at 300 level or above6 credits in Psychology at 400 level or aboveTotal =36 creditsBehavioral NeuroscienceCognitiveQuantitative MethodsSocialHealthDevelopmental
22 Statistics PSYC majors must complete 2 stats courses: PSYC 204 & PSYC 305You are exempted from PSYC 204 if, in CEGEP, you completed with grades of 75%or higher in both courses:Note 1: If you do have both, then you may not take PSYC 204 for credit.Note 2: B.A. students who receive this exemption, will replace PSYC 204 with 3 credits at the 300 level or higher in PSYC, ANTH, LING, or SOCI.B.A. & Sc. students will replace it with 3 credits at the 300 level or higher in PSYC.Quantitative MethodsAND one ofStatistics for Social ScienceAdvanced Quantitative MethodsIntroductory StatisticsSocial StatisticsStatisticsIf you receive exemption & if you plan to apply for Honours then you should take PSYC 305 in U1
23 Sheet with prerequisites Also available in the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office(N7/9 Stewart Biology Building)
24 Minor Concentration in Behavioral Science (offered only to Arts Psychology majors) Complementary Courses (18 credits)3 credits Psychology from List A(Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive, & Quantitative Methods)3 credits Psychology from List B(Social, Health, & Developmental Psych)3 credits in Psychology at 400 level or above9 credits in Psychology or Related Areas at the 300 level or above in any of these disciplines:Psychology, Anthropology, Linguistics, or SociologyTotal =18 creditsWhy would someone do this?
25 Other Useful Things to Know Getting a B.A. at McGill:Other Useful Things to Know
26 Elective Courses: How to Choose? Interest!Diversity200 levels in Related Areas (pre-reqs)Francophones: There are a few courses offered in French; also courses in English as a second languageElectives in Faculties other than Arts or Science: B.A. and B.A. & Sc. students can take a MAX of 12 credits in Faculties other than Arts or Science (e.g.: Management, Education)See Section (for B.A.) and Section (for B.A. & Sc.) of Online Undergraduate Calendar for more detailsNote: MINERVA is a computer program that was not designed to perform any gate-keeping functions. In other words, MINERVA will let you do things that conflict with Faculty and/or Departmental regulations and requirements. So: MINERVA will not indicate to you whether you have reached your maximum. You have to keep track of this yourself. I am here to help, if needed.
27 Course Load Normally, 5 courses (15 credits) per semester Full-time status means 4 or 5 courses (12 – 15 credits) per semesterQuebec loans: Minimum of 4 courses (12 credits) per semesterOther government loans: Check with Financial Aid OfficerMcGill Scholarships: Minimum of 27 graded credits per academic year (i.e., Fall & Winter semesters) to be eligible for scholarship and to keep one.Psychology Honours program: Minimum of 27 graded credits in the academic year (i.e., Fall & Winter) before you apply.You are advised to take 4 courses in your first semester if you:work over 10 hours per weekare studying in English for the first timehave been out of school for a few yearshave family or other commitments that require a significant amount of your time.
28 Now, What Do I Register For?? Everyone who intends to do a Psych Major concentration should register for the following required courses in U1:PSYC 211 (Intro to Behavioral Neuroscience)PSYC 212 (Perception)PSYC 213 (Cognition)PSYC 215 (Social Psychology)PSYC 204 (Introductory Stats) (unless equivalent already completed)Recommended in U1 is:PSYC 305 (Experimental Stats)The number of prerequisites remaining will impact:-when you take your stats courses-the number of electives you takeSee next slide for examples
29 Now, What Do I Register For?? Sample 1 - If no prerequisites completed yet:Sample 2 – If have completed prereqs, but no stats:FALL 2011:PSYC 212: PerceptionPSYC 215: Social PsychologyBIOL 115: Essential BiologyPSYC 100: Introductory PsychXXXX ???: Elective or Minor courseWINTER 2012:PSYC 204: Intro to StatisticsPSYC 211: Intro to Beh. NeurosciPSYC 213: CognitionXXXX ???: Elective or Minor*PSYC 305 in U2FALL 2011:PSYC 212: PerceptionPSYC 215: Social PsychologyPSYC 204: Intro to StatisticsXXXX ???: Elective or Minor course XXXX ???: Elective or Minor courseWINTER 2012:PSYC 211: Intro to Beh. NeurosciPSYC 213: CognitionPSYC 305: Stats for Experim. DesignXXXX ???: Elective or Minor courseIf you have some of the prerequisite or statistics courses done, your schedule would involve a combination of the principles governing those above
30 Dates & Deadlines to Know About Confirm these dates and others on the following website:Fall 2011:First day of class: Thurs, Sept 1Course Change (& S/U option): Tues, Sept 13Withdrawal, with fee refund: Tues, Sept 20Withdrawal, no fee refund: Tues, Oct 18Last Day of Class: Tues, Dec 6Exam period: Dec 8 to 22
31 Dates & Deadlines to Know About Winter 2012:First day of class: Mon, Jan 9Course Change (& S/U option): Tues, Jan 24Withdrawal from multi-term courses Tues, Jan 24that started in F10 (with refundfor W11)Withdrawal, with fee refund: Tues, Jan 31Withdrawal, winter course, no refund Tues, Feb 21Winter Break Feb 20–Feb 24Last Day of Class: Mon, April 16Exam period: April 17-30
32 Plan of Action: Online: Declare your major as Psychology (MINERVA) Register for the PSYC courses you plan to take for Fall & Winter as soon as possible. After Wednesday, August 24th, you will encounter difficulty registering for them because we will open up remaining spots to non-Psych students.Give to advisor (today, or before start of term):Completed “Prerequisites to Psychology” sheet (only if you have done Intro Psych, Biology, &/or Stats equivalents** Please include unofficial CEGEP transcript, with relevant courses highlightedCompleted Minerva form (fill in term/subject/course)How to register?Minerva