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In the Bachelor of Arts Psychology degree program, you will be unpacking the scientific behaviour and impact of human thought, emotion, and biological and cognitive behaviours.
With many areas of specialty from sports psychology, child psychology, addictions and more, VIU’s degree in Psychology program is a place to learn in a research/practitioner model that combines theory and practical psychological research training.
A Bachelor degree in Psychology prepares graduates to continue their studies as psychologists or start their careers in education, social work, healthcare, non-profits and any other field that values critical thought and cognitive and behavioural understanding.
The Psychology Major allows students to become familiar with current work in four main areas of psychology to understand the mechanisms believed to underlie thought and behaviour.
In addition, this degree provides training in a number of skills related to social research, statistical analysis, and interpersonal relations.
This integration of theory and practice is in keeping with the research/practitioner model, which encourages integrating basic research with applied topics.
While the Major does not prepare graduates to practice as psychologists (this requires a PhD and registration with the provincial regulatory organization), it is excellent preparation for work in many related fields, and it is the first step toward further training to obtain professional qualifications.
High school students interested in completing a Major in Psychology are strongly encouraged to take Grade 12 Mathematics and Biology.
All students must:
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IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 5.5)
TOEFL IBT 78
Duolingo English Test overall 100 (no score below 100)
|University Preparation 5 (UP5)|
IELTS 5.5 (with no band below 5.0)
TOEFL IBT 59
Duolingo English Test overall 90 (no score below 90)
|University Preparation 4 (UP4)|
IELTS 5.0 (with no band below 4.5)
TOEFL IBT 45
Duolingo English Test overall 80 (no score below 80)
|Language Foundations 3 (LF3)|
IELTS 4.5 (with no band below 4.0)
TOEFL IBT 34
Duolingo English Test overall 65 (no score below 65)
|Language Foundations 2 (LF2)|
IELTS 4.0 (with no band below 3.5)
TOEFL IBT 31
Duolingo English Test overall 60 (no score below 60)
|Language Foundations 1 (LF1)|
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