Students who have completed the requirements of a Bachelor Degree, but are not eligible to enter fourth year of the Honors Psychology Specialization may apply to graduate so that they may pursue further studies in Psychology by registering as Special Students. Special Students may enrol in any 2000-level Psychology course, but will be admitted to 2100-level Psychology courses only if they have a graduating year average of 60% or higher. In addition, Special Students who wish admittance to courses numbered 3000 or above must have completed the appropriate prerequisite course(s) and obtained a mark of at least 70% in those prerequisites. Students should also be aware that priority for all courses numbered 2100 or above is given to students in the Honors Specialization degree. Special Students may not take Psychology 4850E
; however they may take an Independent Study course if they have an "A" average in their final 5.0 courses. Special Students seeking to obtain graduate training in Psychology are advised to complete a minimum of 9.0 Psychology courses numbered 2100 or above prior to applying to a graduate program (including those courses taken in the first degree). It is strongly recommended that such students who wish to apply to the graduate program at Western include the following courses: Psychology 2800E
, Psychology 2810
, two of the following Research courses: Psychology 3181F/G
. If you wish to apply to a graduate program at another university, consult that university for advice on their admission requirements.
Note: Special Student status does not automatically lead to an honors degree. Special Students who are seeking admission to an Honors degree, must have their record adjudicated and their intended program of study approved by the Department and the Dean's Office.