English and Psychology Double Degree Program

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At UTSC you can achieve a joint B.A./B.Sc. degree as a Specialist in English and Psychology. Please check out the requirements as given in the Calendar, and contact Prof. Karina Vernon, our Program Supervisor, (english-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca), if you have questions.


This Double Degree program creates an accelerated pathway for students who would otherwise have to complete two separate Specialist programs and two separate degrees. It will provide students with a thorough, interdisciplinary education in both literary studies and Psychology. The Double Degree program takes advantage of existing synergies to allow students to complete both undergradudate programs and degrees within five years, without compromising on the core requirements of either program.

Enrolment Requirements

Enrolment in the Double Degree is limited. Students may apply after completing a minimum of 4.0 credits including ENGA01H3, ENGA02H3, PSYA01H3 and PSYA02H3. A final grade of at least 75% is required in each of PSYA01H3 and PSYA02H3. Students should apply to the program before they have completed 7.5 credits; however, students who have completed between 7.5 and 10.0 credits may apply to the program on a case-by-case basis by petitioning the program supervisor. Students who have completed more than 10.0 credits may not apply to the program. Application for admission will be made to the Office of the Registrar through ACORN in March/April and June/July.

Program Requirements

This program requires the completion of 25.0 credits, including at least 7.0 credits at the C-level and at least 3.5 credits at the D-level.

Psychology Courses (10.5 credits)

1. Introduction to Psychology (1.0 credit):

PSYA01H3 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology

PSYA02H3 Introduction to Clinical, Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology

2. Laboratory Methods (1.5 credits):

PSYB70H3 Methods in Psychological Science

PSYC70H3 Advanced Research Methods Laboratory

and 0.5 credit from among the following:

- PSYC06H3 Psychophysiology Laboratory

- [PSYC71H3 or (PSYC11H3) Social Psychology Laboratory]

- [PSYC72H3 or (PSYC26H3) Developmental Psychology Laboratory]

- [PSYC74H3 or (PSYC05H3) Human Movement Laboratory]

- [PSYC75H3 or (PSYC58H3) Cognitive Psychology Laboratory]

- [PSYC76H3 or (PSYC04H3) Brain Imaging Laboratory]

3. Statistical Methods (1.0 credit):

PSYB07H3 Data Analysis in Psychology

[PSYC08H3 Advanced Data Analysis in Psychology or PSYC09H3 Applied Multiple Regression in Psychology]

4. PSYC02H3 Scientific Communication in Psychology (0.5 credit)

5. PSYC85H3 History of Psychology (0.5 credit)

6. Breadth in Psychology at the B-level and C-level (4.5 credits):

Students are required to take 2.5 credits at the B-level or C-level from one of the two content groups listed below, and 2.0 credits from the other group:

(a) Social and Developmental (PSY courses listed in the 10- and 20-series)

(b) Perception, Cognition and Physiology (PSY courses listed in the 50- and 60-series)

7. Seminars in Psychology at the D-level (1.0 credit):

Students must take 0.5 credit from each grouping below:

(a) Social and Developmental (PSY courses listed in the 10- and 20-series)

(b) Perception, Cognition and Physiology (PSY courses listed in the 50- and 60-series)

8. Additional 0.5 credit in Psychology at the C-level (0.5 credit)

English Courses (10.0 credits)

Of the 10.0 credits, at least 3.0 credits must be at the C-level and 1.5 credits at the D-level.

1. All of the following (2.5 credits):

ENGA01H3 What is Literature?

ENGA02H3 Critical Writing About Literature

ENGB27H3 Charting Literary History I

ENGB28H3 Charting Literary History II

ENGC15H3 Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

2. 1.5 additional credits from courses whose content is pre-1900 (1.5 credits):

*See our Choosing Your Courses section for help on finding pre-1900 credits.

3. 0.5 credit in Canadian Literature (0.5 credits):

*See our Choosing Your Courses section for help on finding Canadian lit courses.

4. 5.5 additional credits in English


1.Students may count no more than one of the following courses towards the Specialist requirements:

- ENGB35H3 Children's Literature

- (ENGB36H3) Detective Fiction

- (ENGB41H3) Science Fiction

2. The following courses do not count towards any English programs: ENG100H, ENG185Y.

Additional Psychology/English Courses (2.0 credits)

Students must complete a further 2.0 credits. Courses selected to complete this component can be in either English or Psychology or a combination of the two.

1. 1.0 credit at the C- or D-level in PSY and/or ENG courses

2. Capstone Requirement (1.0 credit)

Students must choose one of the options listed below:

ENGD26Y3 Independent Studies in Creative Writing: Poetry

ENGD27Y3 Independent Studies in Creative Writing: Prose

ENGD28Y3 Independent Studies in Creative Writing: Special Topics

ENGD98Y3 Senior Essay and Capstone Seminar

PSYD98Y3 Thesis in Psychology