2014-15 University Calendar
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Calendar  2014-15  Faculty of Arts  Psychology: Associate of Arts Degree

Psychology: Associate of Arts Degree


The Associate Degree is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students for work, citizenship and an enriched life as an educated person, and to lay a solid foundation for further study in the field of Psychology.

Students with an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology who are interested in continuing their degree studies at KPU can apply for the Bachelor of Applied Arts, Psychology degree or a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology degree, or Minor in Psychology when combined with another BA program. Admission to these programs requires specific courses and GPA. For more information, please see the BA Major or Minor in Psychology and BAA Psychology program descriptions.

Information on the Bachelor of Science, Major in Applied Psychology can be found here.

Program Admission Requirements

General university admission requirements apply to this program including the undergraduate-level English Proficiency Requirement.

Program Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course, including the following:

1. All of:
  PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes 3 credits
  PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology: Areas and Applications 3 credits
2. At least one of:
  PSYC 2315 Brain and Behaviour 3 credits
  PSYC 2385 Cognition 3 credits
3. At least one of:
  PSYC 2320 Developmental Psychology: Childhood 3 credits
  PSYC 2330 Social Psychology 3 credits
  PSYC 2350 Psychopathology 3 credits
  PSYC 2370 Psychology of Personality 3 credits
4. Two of:
  PSYC 2300 Applied Statistics 3 credits
  PSYC 2308 History and Systems of Contemporary Psychology 3 credits
  PSYC 2321 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence 3 credits
  PSYC 2322 Developmental Psychology: Adulthood 3 credits
  PSYC 2375 Perception 3 credits
  PSYC 2400 Experimental Psychology: Research Methodology 3 credits
  PSYC 2450 Clinical Psychology: Psychotherapy 3 credits
  PSYC 3307 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Psychology 3 credits
  Or any additional PSYC course listed in section 2 or 3 above that have not been taken previously. 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology.

Last Updated: Jun 4, 2014

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