What is the difference between a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.Sc.)?
Most students will have to complete 90 credits to earn a Bachelor's degree at Concordia. Most courses are worth three or six credits. Therefore, to complete a Bachelor's degree one would have to complete the equivalent of 30, three credit courses. If you are a student majoring in Psychology, many of your courses will be in Psychology and others (electives) will be taken in other departments (for example, Math, English, Sociology etc.). The number of Psychology credits that you have to take depends on whether you are in the Major, Specialization or Honours stream.
In terms of your Psychology courses, there is no difference between the B.A. degree and the B.Sc. The difference comes in the electives. Science students will select a number of their electives from the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) while Arts student will select primarily from the arts and humanities.
A science background is required for students contemplating careers in neuroscience and it may be an asset in applying for medical school.