McMaster University

Social Psychology

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences/Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Social Psychology
Description:How do people come to be who they are? How do people think about, influence and relate to one another? How do individuals experience their social realities? These are the broad questions that social psychology strives to answer. Among the themes that social psychology students explore are self-presentation and impression management, identity, emotions, social interaction, conformity and obedience, deviance and labeling, and collective action and social movements.

Since Social Psychology concerns the study of human behaviour, there are job opportunities for social psychology majors in virtually every type of employment setting, including educational institutions, non-profit organizations, corporations, government, and hospitals. Careers can include teaching, research, counselling (not just career counselling, but also mental health, crisis counselling etc.), occupational therapy, community organizing, management, human resources, labour relations, conflict resolution, marketing, policy analysis, strategic planning, correctional services, voluntary services, etc.

URL:Social Psychology at McMaster University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,771
International: $27,157

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 78
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U. MHF4U or MCV4U are strongly recommended for students planning to enter programs in Economics or Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior (PNB). SBI4U is recommended for PNB.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 19, 2017