Psychology is a Life Science program at the University of Toronto. Ontario students applying to Life Sciences for Psychology at St. George campus must have completed MCV4U (Calculus & Vectors). Students educated at a Canadian high school outside of Ontario should consult Enrolment Services' equivalency chart to determine if they meet the calculus requirement. Information on meeting the calculus requirement for International applicants is available on the Arts & Science website. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who are not in Life Sciences and have not been educated in the Ontario High School Curriuclum must present proof of having completed the necessary calculus requirement by the time the Department of Psychology receives your Subject POSt request. Calculus is required for all Life Science programs in the Faculty of Arts & Science (and has been an admission requirement for Psychology since 1997) and we do not waive it under any circumstances for any student. This includes mature students, transfer students, and second degree students who did not take calculus at the high school or post-secondary level, regardless of age or prior education.
Important Note : Psychology programs are "Limited Enrolment" meaning there is a finite number of spaces and not all who apply and meet the requirements will be accepted. Taking on a calculus course is done so at your own risk. Please keep this in mind.
Calculus Requirement Equivalents
If you do not meet the calculus requirement, the Psychology Department accepts the following equivalencies (you will need to show the department a transcript, certificate, or statement of accomplishment once you have completed your calculus equivalent):
University of Toronto's Math Department's Preparing for University Mathematics Program (PUMP) - only PUMP Level I is required; PUMP Level II does not need to be taken.
Any calculus course offered through U of T's Math Department.
An online pre-university calculus course is also acceptable. Below are two suggestions:
Open Acadia University, Math 0120 (Advanced Pre-University Mathematics)
Thompson Rivers University, Math 1001 (Pre-Calculus Mathematics)
A suitable community college or university course in calculus. Below are two online course suggestions:
Athabasca University, Math 260 (Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics)
Athabasca University, Math 265 (Introduction to Calculus I)