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Forensic Psychology program maps

Registration for the 2018-2019 academic year will begin in June.  A preview schedule is currently available for viewing. The following are program maps for the Forensic Psychology program for those entering second, third or fourth year. Please refer only to the information for the year you are entering. 

Please keep in mind that if you are out of sequence, these maps may not be right for you. We are happy to assist anyone who is unsure of their degree progression or requirements for degree completion. Please feel free to contact the Social Science and Humanities Academic Advising office at or 905.721.8668 ext. 3838.

Year 2


  • PSYC 2010U – Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 2030U – Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 2060U – Cognitive Psychology
  • SSCI 2900U – Research Methods
  • Elective


  • PSYC 2020U – Social Psychology
  • PSYC 2050U – Brain and Behavior
  • PSYC 3210U – Forensic Psychology
  • SSCI 2910U – Data Analysis
  • Elective

Year 3

Year 4

  • Forensic Psychology elective
  • One of:
    • Forensic Psychology Elective or
    • SSCI 4101U – Honours Thesis I (fall)*  
  • One of:
    • Forensic Psychology elective or
    • SSCI 4102U – Honours Thesis II (winter)*
  • One of:
    • Forensic Psychology Elective or
    • SSCI 4098U –Practicum (fall or winter--please see note)
      • Note: This SSCI 4098U requires a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and approval through a pre-application process.
  • Four FSSH electives
  • Two general electives

*Honours Thesis I and II have a CGPA requirement of 3.7 and this course requires a approval from the faculty. Please email if you wish to receive more information.

Forensic Psychology electives

  • PSYC 3055U – Treatment in Forensic Settings (fall)
  • PSYC 3310U – Confessions and Interrogations (winter)
  • PSYC 3500U – Stereotypes and Prejudice (fall)
  • PSYC 3060U – Personality Psychology (winter)
  • PSYC 3320U – Eyewitness Psychology (fall)
  • PSYC 3999U – Special Topics in Forensic Psychology I (fall or winter)
    • Note: students may take more than one section of PSYC 3999U provided the topics are different.
  • PSYC 3100U – Directed Lab Research (fall or winter)
    • Note: Requires application and minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • PSYC 4820U – Selected Topics in Antisociality (winter)
  • PSYC 4999U – Special Topics in Forensic Psychology II (fall)

FSSH electives

FSSH electives are any courses offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (e.g. COMM, CRMN, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, SSCI prefixes and INDG 2000U).

General electives

Any course where a student has the prerequisite and does not have a credit or faculty restriction. This includes both Forensic Psychology and FSSH electives.

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