Welcome to Psychology

The Psychology Department at the University of Guelph is in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

**For the latest COVID-19 information, follow this link and check back regularly:**
2019 Novel Coronavirus Information

The Department offers undergraduate honours programs leading to a B.A. or B.Sc. degree. The number of Psychology majors across these programs is nearly 2000.

Graduate Studies are offered in 4 areas of study. Graduate studies in Psychology - Details



Course selection windows will open between November 16-25. 

Important selection dates for Psychology courses

Psychology students: It is CRITICAL that you select your courses as soon as possible! Psychology majors and minors have priority access to most PSYC courses, but once priority access is removed (November 30), the majority of PSYC courses will become full, and you will no longer be able to enroll. Course size is NOT expected to increase over time. Once a course is full, it is full! *

Non-Psychology students: Students in some non-psychology majors/minors alo have priority access to some PSYC courses. If your program requires a PSYC course, or has a PSYC restricted elective, you will have priority access to that course. 

Be sure that you know when your course selection window opens.



November 16 @ 8:00 am
  • Course selection begins (17.75 credits and above)
  • Priority access is in effect.
  • PSYC1000 is only open to 1st year students in specific programs until November 30.
  • 1000-, 2000-, and 3000-level PSYC courses and PSYC4750 and 4540: All seats are available when course selection opens.
  • *PSYC4310, and 4460; some seats open. They will be fully open to eligible students on Nov. 17th.
November 17 @ morning
  • *All seats are available in PSYC4310, 4460
November 25 @ 8:00 am
  • All selection windows open
NO PRIORITY ACCESS November 30 @ 12:00 pm
  • Priority access removed from all courses (except PSYC2360).
  • Eligible students from all programs can register in most PSYC courses, according to course and program restrictions.
WAIVERS January 4 @ 8:00 am
  • Priority access removed from PSYC2360
  • Waiver request can be submitted to shelder@uoguelph.ca for missing prerequisites, surpassing the 2000- and 3000-level PSYC course cap, etc. (include your student ID and the course code)

To request this information in an alternate format, please contact psychdep@uoguelph.ca.

All components of undergraduate and graduate course delivery in Psychology will be virtual in Winter 2021. This includes lectures, seminars, quizzes, mid-terms, final exams, presentations etc.

Exception: PSYC*3240, 3910, 4240, 4870/4880. If you will be taking one of these courses, you must contact your supervisor to discuss whether your presence on campus will be required.


Psychology course waiver requests

Early registration is STRONGLY encouraged! Course selection opens up several months in advance of each semester (June for Fall, November for Winter). During course registration, you may find that a course you would like to register in is full. At times, a waiver can be granted to allow you to register.  

If you wish to request a course waiver for a Psychology course, all requests are managed by Sharon Helder, Academic Advisor and Manager (not the course instructor). 
Send an email to shelder@uoguelph.ca and be sure to include your student number and an explanation for your request. You will typically receive a response within 24-48 hours.


For the latest in how course delivery will be affected by COVID-19, consult this link:

COVID-19 Information for Students

Helpful links:

Course selection FAQ's

BA Psychology Independent Study

BSc Psychology Independent Study

Psychology Honours Thesis

Psychology Faculty Advisors

Naseem Al-Aidroos (PSYC major/minor, PBC)
email: naseem@uoguelph.ca

Elena Choleris (NEUR major/minor)
email: echoleri@uoguelph.ca

Chris Fiacconi (PSYC major/minor, PBC)
email: cfiaccon@uoguelph.ca

Harjinder Gill (PSYC co-op)
email: gillh@uoguelph.ca

Mark Fenske (PSYC and honours thesis)
email: mfenske@uoguelph.ca

Karl Hennig (PSYC major/minor)
email: khennig@uoguelph.ca

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Graduate Programs

Be sure to check out the deadlines for our graduate programs so your application is submitted on time.