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bachelor

Degree

Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology

bachelor

Degree

Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    22,650 CAD

  • Application fee

    120 CAD

  • Years of study

    2 years

  • PGWP Duration

    2-3 years

  • Min required GPA

    2 out of 4

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-July-2022 01-July-2022
Spring-January 01-November-2022 01-November-2022
Summer-May 01-March-2022 01-March-2022

Overview

Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology is a traditional degree focusing on core areas in psychology including biopsychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social/personality psychology, and clinical/abnormal psychology. 

As KPU’s flagship Psychology degree program, the BA is a flexible degree that allows students to explore many different content areas of psychology as well as other areas within the social sciences and humanities. 

Because of the flexibility of the program, BA students have the opportunity to consult with advisors, faculty and peers to determine their own degree specialization. 

The emphasis is on transferrable skills, including critical thinking, writing, group work, and oral presentations. 

Students also have the option of completing a workplace practicum coordinated by KPU and co-supervised by faculty and employers in relevant fields of employment.

Those interested in further study and graduate school or who prefer more extensive research experience may augment their knowledge and skills by taking the research-focused Honours program in Psychology. 

The Honours program affords students an opportunity to develop and report on a research project under the direct supervision of a faculty member within the Psychology Department.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$35,082

Total costs

yearly

$6,828

Cost of living

1 person

$5,604

Accommodation

1 bed room

$22,650

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

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

61
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listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical psychologist
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  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher
  • Health psychologist
  • Career and employment counselor
  • Social worker
  • Human resource manager
  • Psychotherapist

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