Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Social Science - Psychology

Admission Requirements

Enrolment in this module is limited.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students who wish to enter the Honours Specialization in Psychology – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) (BSc) module after Year 1 must have completed the following first-year requirements with no failures, and have a minimum average of 75% in 3.0 principal courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%:

1.0 course from: Psychology 1000 or Psychology 1002A/B AND Psychology 1003A/B
0.5 course: Data Science 1000A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1500A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B, Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1413, the former Statistical Sciences 1024A/B.
1.0 course from: Biology 1001A or Biology 1201A and Biology 1002B or Biology 1202B.
1.0 course from: Chemistry 1301A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B, Computer Science 1025A/B, Computer Science 1026A/B, Computer Science 1027A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1201A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1501A/B and Physics 1502A/B.
1.0 option.

The principal courses include Psychology, the Data Science/Mathematics/Calculus/Statistical Science courses and one of the other science courses.

Students who wish to enter the Honours DCN module after Years 2 and 3 must have a minimum cumulative average of 75% or cumulative average in their last 10.0 courses of 75%, with no mark below 60% in the module courses.  Moreover, a minimum of 60% is needed in each of the 3.0 first-year principal courses, as listed in the module Admission Requirements above.

Module/Program Information

10.0 courses:

0.5 course from: Psychology 2220A/B, Psychology 2221A/B.
0.5 course from: Psychology 2100-2299 (Excluding Psychology 2220A/B or Psychology 2221A/B).
0.5 course from: Psychology 2040A/B, Psychology 2410A/B.
0.5 course from: Psychology 2300- 2799 (excluding 2410A/B)
1.0 course from: Psychology 2801F/G, Psychology 2802F/G, the former Psychology 2800E.
1.0 courses from: Psychology 2811A/B, Psychology 2812A/B, the former Psychology 2810.
2.0 courses from: Psychology 3141F/G, Psychology 3440F/G, Psychology 3441F/G, Psychology 3442F/G, Psychology 3443F/G, Psychology 3444F/G, the former Psychology 3223F/G.
1.0 course: Psychology 3485F/G, Psychology 3801F/G (or the former Psychology 3800F/G).
0.5 course from: Psychology 3300-3899 (Excluding the 3000-level Research courses).
0.5 course from: Psychology 4100-4995.
1.0 course from Science/Basic Medical Sciences-approved list numbered 2100 or above. (See additional Science Requirement below).
1.0 course: Psychology 4852E


Psychology 4852E is exclusively for students in the DCN Module. Thesis advisors must be approved by the DCN module coordinator.

To fulfill the BSc requirements within the Honours Specialization in Psychology – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience - BSc module, 6.0 of the Psychology courses must be selected from the following list:

Psychology 2115A/B, Psychology 2134A/B, Psychology 2135A/B, Psychology 2210A/B, Psychology 2220A/B, Psychology 2221A/B, Psychology 2801F/G, Psychology 2802F/G, Psychology 2811A/B, Psychology 2812A/B, Psychology 3130A/B, Psychology 3138F/G, Psychology 3139A/B, Psychology 3140F/G, Psychology 3141F/G, Psychology 3184F/G, Psychology 3185F/G, Psychology 3195F/G, Psychology 3209F/G, Psychology 3221F/G, Psychology 3224A/B, Psychology 3225A/B, Psychology 3226A/B, Psychology 3228A/B, Psychology 3230F/G, Psychology 3285F/G, Psychology 3295F/G, Psychology 3440F/G, Psychology 3441F/G, Psychology 3442F/G, Psychology 3443F/G, Psychology 3444F/G, Psychology 3485F/G, Psychology 3800F/G, Psychology 4115F/G, Psychology 4190F/G, Psychology 4195F/G, Psychology 4222F/G, Psychology 4223F/G, Psychology 4224F/G, Psychology 4260F/G, Psychology 4290F/G, Psychology 4295F/G, Psychology 4852E, the former Psychology 2800E, the former Psychology 2810, or the former Psychology 3223F/G.

Also, in order to satisfy graduation requirements for an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, students are required to take, outside the Psychology Honours Specialization DCN BSc. module, an additional 1.0 course in Science/Basic Medical Science at the 2100-level or higher from the Faculty of Science; this course may be an option or part of another module (see Graduation Requirements for Honours Degrees - additional requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Science). This 1.0 course is in addition to the 1.0 Science/Medical Science course required within the Psychology Honours Specialization BSc. Module.


Students who are enrolled in the Honours DCN (BSc) module must maintain a minimum modular average of 75%, with marks of 70% or above in Psychology 2801F/G and Psychology 2811A/B, marks of 75% or above in Psychology 2802F/G and Psychology 2812A/B, and all other module course marks 60% or above to progress in the module.