Trent University - Durham Greater Toronto Area

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Psychological Development (Specialization)

Trent University - Durham Greater Toronto Area

Field of Study:Developmental and Child Psychology
Psychology, Other
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,118
National: $6,815
International: $28,285


Unravel the mystery of the mind and how the human brain develops from day one. Choose to focus your studies on children and youth or set your sights on adults and aging. Psychology majors can get real-world experience through practical and research opportunities in the community.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Admission requirements are as follows: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%, and a minimum 70% overall final average. A 4U Math is recommended.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    The Specialization in Psychological Development is open to students in the single- and joint major Honours degree programs and is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in developmental psychology and associated fields (e.g., graduate work with a specialization in developmental psychology, health care, social work, recreation or developmental services, child protection). This specialization provides students with course options designed for an in-depth examination of theoretical, empirical, methodological, and practical approaches to development related topics. Students who have fulfilled the requirements for an Honours degree in Psychology may graduate with a Specialization in Psychological Development if they have successfully completed the following 4.5 credits:

    0.5 PSYC credit consisting of PSYC 2550H

    PSYC credit from PSYC 3500H (or 2500H), 3510H, or 3550H**

    PSYC credits from PSYC 3530H, 3550H**, 3560H, 4530H, 4531H, 4560H, 4570H, 4580H, 4590H, reading courses (PSYC 3900Y, 3901H, 3902H, 4900Y, 4901H, 4902H), practicum courses (PSYC 3801H, 3802H, 4801H, 4802H, or thesis (PSYC 4010Y/4020D) primarily focused on development

    **may only count toward one list

    * 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.

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