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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 20, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Honours Computer Science and Psychology (BSc )



For students who have an interest in Psychology, the four year Honours BSc Computer Science & Psychology is a double major combining Computer Science with the Psychology Research Specialist program. The program consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits, including at least 6.0 senior credits in Computer Science and at least 7.0 senior credits in Psychology.


Fall Term

Winter Term

Year 1

CP104 Introduction to Programming
MA110* Intro to Differential & Integral Calculus 
  (or MA103 Calculus I)
MA122 Introductory Linear Algebra
PC131 Mechanics
  (or PC141 Mechanics for Life Sciences)
PS101 Introduction to Psychology I

CP114 Data Structures
MA110* Intro to Differential & Integral Calculus
  (CP120 Digital Electronics if MA103 taken in Fall)
MA121 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
PC132 Thermodynamics & Waves
  (or PC142 Thermodynamics & Waves for Life Sciences)
PS102 Introduction to Psychology II

Year 2

CP120 Digital Electronics
(if not taken in year 1)
CP213 Intro to Object-Oriented Programming
PS295 Introduction to Research Methods

CP216 Microprocessor I
CP217 Introduction to System Programming
PS296 Introduction to Statistics

two of: PS260 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, PS261 Introduction to Learning,
PS262 Sensory Processes and Perception, PS263 Biopsychology
one of: PS270 Social Psychology, PS275 Developmental Psychology I: Infancy and Childhood
0.5 credit from Curriculum Division A or 0.5 credit non-PS elective from Curriculum Division B

Year 3

CP317 Software Engineering
CP386 Operating Systems
one of: PS360, PS361, PS362, PS363
Research in Cognitive Psychology, in Learning, in Perception, in Biopsychology (respectively)
PS394 Linear Models

CP363 Database I
MA238 Discrete Mathematics
one of: PS460, PS461, PS462, PS463, PS465
Seminar in Cognitive Psychology, in Learning, in Perception, in Biopsychology, in Human Neuropsychology (respectively)
PS395 Analysis of Variance

0.5 senior CP elective credit
0.5 credit from Curriculum Division A or 0.5 credit non-PS elective from Curriculum Division B

Year 4

CP312 Algorithm Design and Analysis I
one of: PS360, PS361, PS362, PS363
PS390 History of Psychology
PS499* Thesis (or 0.5 300/400-level PS credit)
0.5 senior CP elective credit
CP414 Foundations of Computing
one of: PS460, PS461, PS462, PS463, PS465
PS499* Thesis (or 0.5 300/400-level PS credit)
1.0 senior CP elective credit

Regulations:
1.  The 2.0 senior CP elective credits must include at least 1.0 credit at the 400 level.

2.   Progression to Year 2 requires a GPA of at least 4.00 (C-) in CP104 and CP114, a GP of at least 6.00 (C+) in PS101 and PS102 (or PS100*), and an overall GPA of at least 5.00 (C). For progression to subsequent years, the cumulative GPA must be at least 4.00 (C-) in CP courses, at least 6.00 (C+) in PS courses and at least 5.00 (C) overall; for graduation, the cumulative GPA must be at least 5.00 (C) in CP courses, at least 7.00 (B-) in PS courses and at least 5.00 (C) overall.