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Degree

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Psychology

About the program

  • 22,650 CAD

    Tuition
  • 4 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 2 out of 4

    Minimum required GPA
Included
Practicum

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

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Psychology

The Bachelor of Applied Arts degree program is geared towards helping students gain the skills and experience necessary to be job-skills ready. 

The Bachelor of Applied Arts also emphasizes research skills, and gives students a bit of the grad school experience and skills, without going to graduate school. 

The program is more rigorous and challenging than the more flexible Bachelor of Arts, but includes courses hand-picked by faculty and employers to target hard and soft job skills. 

The Bachelor of Applied Arts is ideally suited for students interested in workplace expertise, tests and measurements, and UX design.

Lower-level students establish a foundation of knowledge in psychology, before concentrating on applications of psychology to modern community and workplace settings for their upper-level work. 

Required courses provide students with general, transferable workplace skills (e.g., Interpersonal Relations), as well as specific knowledge and skills used in a variety of public and private sector jobs such as program evaluation and technical writing. 

Electives provide further training in additional areas selected by the student.

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

This practicum placement will assist students in gaining workplace experience and in meeting potential future employers.

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
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6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
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20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
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writing
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speaking
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reading

Cambridge

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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
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Education mental health practitioner
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher
  • Health psychologist
  • Career and employment counselor
  • Social worker
  • Human resource manager
  • Psychotherapist

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