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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    19,277 CAD

  • Application fee

    150 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    50 out of 100

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 31-March-2023 31-March-2023

Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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 (BA) Program

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.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$33,293

Total costs

yearly

$7,788

Cost of living

1 person

$6,228

Accommodation

1 bed room

$19,277

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

All students must:

  • have completed Grade 9, or equivalent;
  • turn 15 years of age by December 31 following a September enrollment;
  • be under 19 years of age

Required documents

  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Certified English translation of any documents issued in a language other than English
  • A copy of your passport (photo page)
  • Copy of High School Graduation Diploma (if available)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

60
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

176
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Test RequirementLevel of Direct Entry

IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 5.5)

OR

TOEFL IBT 78 

OR

Duolingo English Test overall 100 (no score below 100)

University Preparation 5 (UP5)

IELTS 5.5 (with no band below 5.0)

OR

TOEFL IBT 59 

OR

Duolingo English Test overall 90 (no score below 90)

 University Preparation 4 (UP4)

 IELTS 5.0 (with no band below 4.5)

OR

TOEFL IBT 45 

OR

Duolingo English Test overall 80 (no score below 80)

Language Foundations 3 (LF3)

IELTS 4.5 (with no band below 4.0)

OR

TOEFL IBT 34 

OR

Duolingo English Test overall 65 (no score below 65)

 

Language Foundations 2 (LF2)

IELTS 4.0 (with no band below 3.5)

OR

TOEFL IBT 31 

OR

Duolingo English Test overall 60 (no score below 60)

 Language Foundations 1 (LF1)

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Education mental health practitioner
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher
  • Health psychologist
  • High-intensity therapist
  • Career and employment counsellor
  • Community Development Worker
  • Social worker
  • Human resource manager
  • Psychotherapist

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