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What will I learn?

The Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.

Students of the Associate of Arts (Psychology) degree program will gain multi-disciplinary knowledge in the faculties of arts, humanities, and social science, and develop their critical thinking and research skills. The program also includes a customizable concentration in psychology, which allows students to explore different areas in psychology, including cognitive and abnormal psychology, data analysis, research methodology, and the scientific basis of human behaviour.

The Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. Program requirements include a minimum of 36 credits in arts, including 18 credits in first- and second-year psychology.

Career Opportunities:

A concentration in psychology allows students to explore this specific interest in the field, and makes possible a variety of career opportunities.

This degree can also qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.

With an Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree, students can seek entry-level employment in social services, education, business, and administration.

Which department am I in?

Alexander College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAN $580.00 per credit
Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Alexander College

Burnaby Campus,

4805 Kingsway,

BURNABY,

British Columbia (BC),

V5H 4T6, Canada

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAN $580.00 per credit
Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Vancouver Campus

100 - 602 West Hastings,

VANCOUVER,

British Columbia (BC),

V6B 1P2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The Associate of Arts Psychology Degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.

For international students

Applicants must successfully have Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer

English: Students must complete English 12 with a minimum grade of ‘B’ or one of the following equivalents:

IELTS - 6.0 and writing > 6.0

PBT TEOFL 550 and Essay Rating 4.0

CBT TOEFL 213 and Essay Rating 4.0

IBT TOEFL

80 overall, and 19 in reading, 19 in writing, 18 in listening,18 in speaking

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 and writing > 6.0

CAEL 60 and writing 60

LPI 4 and Essay 24

ELA 145

Applicants who do not present minimum TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, LPI, or ELA results, or equivalent, are required to write the Alexander College English Placement Test (EPT).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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