Originally Posted by jchoi92
I will be a first year at Mac for Social Science- Psychology
I was wondering if you could share with me what your schedule was like this year.
I'm working on my Mock timetable and I just want to know everything before I make my actual timetable, thanks!!
Hey, for Psychology in Social Science's first year if you are wanting to get into the Honours Psychology program there are a few required courses. You need to have a Grade 12 biology and if not then you need to take a Grade 12 bio equivalent at mac. Im not sure exactly what the course code for that is because I had grade 12 bio and didn't need to take it. You need Grade 12 bio to get into the second semester 1st year Psychology course so you need to take the bio course 1st semester.
The other required courses to get into an honours course is calculus. If you don't have Grade 12 calculus, then like I had too, you will have to take Math 1F03 which is the equivalent to grade 12 calculus. Take that course 1st semester.
Then in second semester you will need to take either Math 1LS3 or Math 1M03. Either of these courses are good for getting into the honours program. I highly recommend taking Math 1LS3 because it's easier than the 1M03 course. I took 1M03 (which is a math for commerce and psychology) and it was super hard. Everyone that I knew in that course just passed it or failed. I just passed luckily. Everyone that I knew took 1LS3 said it was super easy and it was basically all review of grade 12 calculus. They said they didn't start doing integrals until the last 2 weeks of the course where as in 1M03 it's all integrals and new information, hardly any review.
Other than taking the bio, and those math courses, you will obviously need to take the 2 first year psychology courses - Psych 1X03 first semester and Psych 1XX3 second semester.
So in total the required courses that you need to take are: Psych 1X03, Psych 1XX3, Math 1F03 (if you don't have grade 12 calc), Math 1LS3, and Biology (if you don't have grade 12 bio).
Then you can take random social science electives to fill up the rest of your schedule, or even humanities electives. I took 3 anthropology courses, sociology, and a geography. Sociology is a full year course and I did really well in that one so I recommend taking it. All my electives were easy because I wanted to focus most of my attention on math and psych.
Anyways, good luck picking courses and have fun first year! Don't let your first year marks bring you down, I don't know one person from first year that did incredible. It's a big transition from high school. Hope I helped!