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  #1 Old 14-07-2007 Default B.Arts Psychology and B.Sci Psychology

Whats the differences between these courses?
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  #2 Old 01-05-2008 Default

You generally take core Psychology subjects which are compulsory across both courses. The only difference is the elective subjects you have. E.g. An Arts Psychology student has the option of doing subjects (other than the Psychology ones) such as History, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies etc. while a Science Psychology student can do Genetics, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Pharmacology etc.
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  #3 Old 09-05-2008 Default

so, is it tat an arts psychology students can't do clinical psy afterwards since his electives do not include pharmacology and neuroscience?
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  #4 Old 10-05-2008 Default

You can. In fact, I was an arts student and went on to do a clinical psych course. Doing arts/science doesn't really have an impact on your later courses because within the psych major, both arts and science ugrads basically do the same subjects (which includes psychological neuroscience, brain and cognition etc). It's only the minor (i.e., non-psych) subjects that are different. Hmm.. lemme see if this is more helpful:


***** Psychology Subjects
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B. Arts (Psychology major, English minor)
Year 1, Sem 1
Intro. to Neuropsychology*****
Intro. to Personality and Social Psych. 1*****
Creative Writing A
Contemporary Arts and Culture

Year 1 Sem 2
Intro. to Child Psychology*****
Quantitative Methods A*****
Chinese History: Across the Dynasties
Contemporary Culture and Media

Year 2, Sem 1
Quantitative Methods A*****
Behavioural Neuroscience*****
Developmental Psychology*****
Creative Writing B

Year 2, Sem 2
Personality and Social Psychology 2*****
Personal and Social Development*****
Writing Extended Fiction
Shakespearean Worlds

Year 3, Sem 1
Quantitative Methods B*****
Brain, Cognition and Language*****
Cognitive Psychology*****
Writing Non-Fiction

Year 3, Sem 2
Psychological Disorders*****
Organisational Psychology*****
Psychological Assessment*****
Personality and Social Psychology 3*****


Bachelor of Science (Psychology major, Genetics minor)
Year 1, Sem 1
Intro. to Neuropsychology*****
Intro. to Personality and Social Psych. 1*****
Biology A
Chemistry A

Year 1 Sem 2
Intro. to Child Psychology*****
Quantitative Methods A*****
Genetics A
Theory of Evolution and Beyond

Year 2, Sem 1
Quantitative Methods A*****
Behavioural Neuroscience*****
Developmental Psychology*****
Genetics B

Year 2, Sem 2
Personality and Social Psychology 2*****
Personal and Social Development*****
Pharmacology
Experimental Genetics

Year 3, Sem 1
Quantitative Methods B*****
Brain, Cognition and Language*****
Cognitive Psychology*****
Advanced Principles of Genetics

Year 3, Sem 2
Psychological Disorders*****
Organisational Psychology*****
Psychological Assessment*****
Personality and Social Psychology 3*****

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As you can see, the psychology subjects are the same whether you do B. Arts or B. Science and they cover the brain, basic biology and anything that will give you a general idea of what psychology is. So this does not impact on whether you can or cannot do clinical psychology later.

The only difference is, IF you do not have a basic biology background (i.e., you were in arts stream in secondary school), it is a bit of a disadvantage at first (a lot of my arts friends struggled at first). But this is not significant because you eventually catch up and it really is basic. The other subjects in the courses are basically the other stuff you choose to do other than psychology.

When you get to the clinical course, there is generally only ONE biology/pharmacology subject so you don't have to worry too much about that too. The only Psych course you have to have a solid bio background is if you want to do Clinical Neuropsychology. Only then, it is recommended that you do B. Science

Hope this helps!
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  #5 Old 10-05-2008 Default

Thank you. That was really helpful!

Anyways, I am gonna do B.Arts in Psychology in McGill, Montreal, Canada this fall.

Maybe gonna major later in cognitive psych
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  #6 Old 13-05-2008 Default

Did languange matter the most when one wants to become a psychologist?
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  #7 Old 13-05-2008 Default

I think that depends on where you're thinking about working. If you're thinking about English-speaking countries then you have to be understood at least. I know some seniors of mine who cope pretty well as long as your personality is suitable and you're confident, then language shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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  #8 Old 13-05-2008 Default

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Thank you. That was really helpful!

Anyways, I am gonna do B.Arts in Psychology in McGill, Montreal, Canada this fall.

Maybe gonna major later in cognitive psych

wow wow wow wow!!!!
lolx. dats cool david. oh btw, i got the jpa thingy. i choose science. but when they asked, i told them i wana do psychology. n i duno where r they sending me yet. so yea, lolx.
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  #9 Old 13-05-2008 Default

science can do psychology?
i wonder that whether humanity can do psychology oso..
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  #10 Old 18-05-2008 Default

Bachelor arts in psycho deal a lot with english writting?
can anyone clarify that?
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