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1 Information Meeting for U1 students entering McGill from CEGEP June, 2011 Welcome! Department of Psychology Faculty of Arts

2 Undergraduate Advising Office Department of Psychology Room N7/9 - Stewart Biology Building Sarah Khayutin, M.A. Chief Academic Advisor Monday to Friday (514) (no messages) Julia Marussi* Undergraduate Program Coordinator Monday to Friday (514) (messages) Program advising & other academic Qs Career & graduate study advising HELP! * Very valuable resource! General inquiries (i.e. about programs, courses, applications, exam reviews, etc.)

3 Office Hours Sarah Khayutin - Chief Academic Advisor August & first 2 weeks of semester: Drop-in only Rest of time: Combination of drop-in and appointments Hours 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 Coordinator Monday to Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm 2:00pm – 5:00pm - Drop-in only

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6 Link will give most up-to-date office hours This slideshow will be posted here! To help you figure out what courses to take.

7 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 Services Dawson Hall, Room 110 (Main Campus) Your Arts Faculty Advisor: Check your Minerva transcript General academic info, degree requirements, academic standing, program selection, credit load, procedures for withdrawal, deadlines, etc. Associate Dean, Director (Arts): André Costopoulos 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: Arts OASIS Tel.: (514) Website:

9 First-Year Office Suite 2100, Brown Student Services Building Info about campus resources and services For students and parents (514) Workshops (i.e. study skills) Other Helpful Resources: Ressources pour les étudiant(e)s francophones Student Life at McGill (i.e. athletics, student associations) Monthly newsletter

10 Lucky you, you now have a McGill 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 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/department –Minor 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 C: Major Concentration Minor Concentration 1 Minor Concentration 2 Electives Cr Honours Program (Psych) Minor Concentration Electives Option A: Major Concentration Minor Concentration Electives Cr Option B: Major Concentration 1 Major Concentration 2 Electives Cr Joint Honours Component 136 Joint Honours Component 236 Electives18

14 Major Concentration (PSYC) 36 credits Minor Concentration (non-PSYC) 18 credits Elective Courses36 credits TOTAL:90 credits Getting a B.A. at McGill Option A, with PSYC major conc. & 1 minor conc. Educational Psychology is considered PSYC

15 Getting a B.A. at McGill Option B, with PSYC major conc. & 2 nd major conc. Major Concentration 1 (PSYC) 36 credits Major Concentration 2 (non-PSYC) 36 credits Elective Courses18 credits TOTAL:90 credits

16 Major Concentration (PSYC) 36 credits Minor Concentration 1 18 credits Minor Concentration 2 (non-PSYC) 18 credits Elective Courses18 credits TOTAL:90 credits Getting a B.A. at McGill Option C, PSYC major conc. & 2 minor conc.

17 Major Concentration (PSYC) 36 credits Minor Conc ( Behavioural Science )18 credits Minor Concentration 2 ( non-PSYC ) 18 credits Elective Courses18 credits TOTAL:90 credits Getting a B.A. at McGill Option C, with Specialization Combination Why would someone do this?

18 Getting a B.A. at McGill: Psychology Department Requirements

19 Checklists! Take them, print them, use them, bring them! Available online (http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/ugrad/ugradm.htm)http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/ugrad/ugradm.htm as well as in the Psychology Undergrad Advising Office (N7/9 Stewart Biology Building)

20 What are the Prerequisites? Arts students only –If you need to take any of the prerequisites at McGill, they will be categorized as elective credit. Introductory Psychology - PSYC 100 –If you have a CEGEP (or university-level) equivalent, you do not need to take PSYC 100 Examples of equivalent courses (CEGEP titles) »Introductory Psychology »Experimental Psychology »General Psychology Biology - BIOL 111 or BIOL 112 or BIOL 115 Examples of equivalent courses (CEGEP titles) »Human Biology 1 (or 2) »General Biology 1 (or 2)

21 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 Statistics –PSYC 211: Intro to Behavioral Neuroscience –PSYC 212: Perception –PSYC 213: Cognition –PSYC 215: Social Psychology U1 or U2 Required Course (3 credits) –PSYC 305: Statistics for Experimental Design Complementary Courses (18 credits) –3 credits Psychology from List A –3 credits Psychology from List B –6 credits in Psychology at 300 level or above –6 credits in Psychology at 400 level or above Behavioral Neuroscience Cognitive Quantitative Methods Social Health Developmental Total = 36 credits

22 Statistics PSYC majors must complete 2 stats courses: PSYC 204 & PSYC 305 You are exempted from PSYC 204 if, in CEGEP, you completed with grades of 75% or higher in both courses: Quantitative Methods AND one of Statistics for Social Science Advanced Quantitative Methods Introductory Statistics Social Statistics Statistics 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. Note 1: If you do have both, then you may not take PSYC 204 for credit. If 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 above –9 credits in Psychology or Related Areas at the 300 level or above in any of these disciplines: Total = 18 credits Why would someone do this? Psychology, Anthropology, Linguistics, or Sociology

25 Getting a B.A. at McGill: Other Useful Things to Know

26 Elective Courses: How to Choose? Interest! Diversity 200 levels in Related Areas (pre-reqs) Francophones: There are a few courses offered in French; also courses in English as a second language Electives 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 details Note: 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 semester Quebec loans : Minimum of 4 courses (12 credits) per semester –Other government loans: Check with Financial Aid Officer McGill 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 week are studying in English for the first time have been out of school for a few years have 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 take See 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: WINTER 2012: PSYC 204: Intro to Statistics PSYC 211: Intro to Beh. Neurosci PSYC 213: Cognition XXXX ???: Elective or Minor FALL 2011: PSYC 212: Perception PSYC 215: Social Psychology BIOL 115: Essential Biology PSYC 100: Introductory Psych XXXX ???: Elective or Minor course WINTER 2012: PSYC 211: Intro to Beh. Neurosci PSYC 213: Cognition PSYC 305: Stats for Experim. Design XXXX ???: Elective or Minor course FALL 2011: PSYC 212: Perception PSYC 215: Social Psychology PSYC 204: Intro to Statistics XXXX ???: Elective or Minor course If you have some of the prerequisite or statistics courses done, your schedule would involve a combination of the principles governing those above *PSYC 305 in U2

30 Dates & Deadlines to Know About Confirm these dates and others on the following website: Fall 2011: –First day of class:Thurs, Sept 1 –Course Change (& S/U option):Tues, Sept 13 –Withdrawal, with fee refund:Tues, Sept 20 –Withdrawal, no fee refund:Tues, Oct 18 –Last Day of Class: Tues, Dec 6 –Exam period: Dec 8 to 22

31 Dates & Deadlines to Know About Winter 2012: –First day of class:Mon, Jan 9 –Course Change (& S/U option):Tues, Jan 24 –Withdrawal from multi-term courses Tues, Jan 24 that started in F10 (with refund for W11) –Withdrawal, with fee refund:Tues, Jan 31 –Withdrawal, winter course, no refundTues, Feb 21 –Winter BreakFeb 20–Feb 24 –Last Day of Class: Mon, April 16 –Exam 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 24 th, 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): 1.Completed Prerequisites to Psychology sheet (only if you have done Intro Psych, Biology, &/or Stats equivalents ** Please include unofficial CEGEP transcript, with relevant courses highlighted 2.Completed Minerva form (fill in term/subject/course) How to register? Minerva

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35 Dont be shy to come visit the advising office. Sarah (and Julia) are there for your questions.


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