Do you have questions about some of our courses that require additional steps for registration or require an application?
Please find information below on the following courses.
1. Honours Thesis Courses
2. Applied Psychological Research Placement in Aging- Durham Campus
3. Reading Courses
4. Research Participation (SONA)
1. Honours thesis application form and resources:
Application forms for the 2022/2023 Academic Year are now closed.
Timetable for students interested in the thesis option:
- February in third year: attend the department information session to learn which faculty are available to supervise theses and how to apply to the program.
- Early March (date announced at info session): thesis application is due.
- Late-May: after final grades have been submitted, students who have completed all prerequisites will receive final acceptance email message, with acknowledgement to supervisor.
- Summer before fourth year: students should meet with their supervisors and begin planning the thesis project. It is wise to do as much of the preparatory reading as possible over the remainder of the summer in order to be able to start writing the proposal soon after classes start in September.
- End of October: thesis proposal due
- Early April: submission of completed thesis
NOTE: Students who miss the March application deadline may apply during the usual priority registration period or over the summer. Acceptance is guaranteed only if prerequisite requirements have been met and there are still spaces available.
2. PSYC 4850H: Applied Psychological Research Placement in Aging
(Offered only at Trent University Durham Campus)
Covers theories and current topics in research on issues central to aging and the chronic conditions of aging (including dementia). Students apply and integrate their learning through assignments and the Living Lab held off campus at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Prerequisite: 12.0 university credits; 75% or higher in PSYC 2018H and 2019H; and one of PSYC 2550H or 2500H.
Important Notes: Interested students must initially add themselves to the course waitlist. To move from waitlist to enrollment, students must complete the below requirements:
Students must have an original copy of a Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector screening (no older than 6 months prior to the start of classes);
Students must be up-to-date with their immunizations (including 2-stage TB test within two weeks of the start of classes; flu shot recommended)
• In order to take part in the required Living Lab component at Ontario Shores students must:
a) Have an original copy of a Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector screening (no older than 6 months prior to the start of classes);
b) Be up-to-date with their immunizations (including 2-stage TB test; flu shot recommended);
c) Complete onsite orientation session and Safety Management Group Training, which will be booked at the first class; and
d) Complete online research ethics tutorials and orientation modules (details provided at the first class).
(a) and (b) must be completed prior to confirming registration in the course - after completion of (a) and (b) individual student moved from waitlist to enrolled.
For additional information contact Dr. Nancie Im-Bolter at email@example.com
3. Reading Courses
Please note: Step one of the application process is to find a supervisor. They will then support you with your paperwork for the application process.
For more information, please check out the Academic Calendar
PSYC 3900Y, 3901H, 3902H: Reading Course (Sc)
Designed to allow advanced students in Psychology to pursue independent study under the
direction of departmental faculty. Prerequisite: Honours standing; 8.0 university credits including
PSYC 2018H and 2019H; specific course prerequisites depending on the supervisor; and
permission of the department.
PSYC 4900Y, 4901H, 4902H: Reading Course (Sc)
Designed to allow students in the fourth year of their Psychology program to pursue independent
study under the direction of departmental faculty. Prerequisite: Minimum 65% average in
completed PSYC courses; PSYC 3015Y; at least 1.0 additional PSYC credit at the 3000 or
4000 level; specific course prerequisites depending on the supervisor; and permission of the
4. Psychology Research Participation System (SONA)
The Psychology Department has a research participation program for students registered in Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1020H and PSYC 1030H), and Basic Research Methods and Statistics (PSYC 2018H and 2019H) at our Peterborough & Oshawa campuses to encourage students to get involved in psychology research projects.