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Psychology (BA)

VIU International, Canada

psychology-ba

Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 13,572

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Are you interested in how the human mind ticks? In the Bachelor of Arts Psychology degree program, you will be unpacking the scientific behaviour and impact of human thought, emotion, 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 both 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 Major allows students to become familiar with current work in four main areas of psychology in order 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 an integration of basic research with applied topics. While the Major does not prepare graduates to practice as psychologists (this requires a Ph.D. 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.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • September 2023
  • Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including Degree English

Requirements for a Major:
 

Years 1 and 2 

A minimum combined "C " average grade in both of:

  • Contemporary Psychology I
  • Contemporary Psychology II 

A minimum grade point average of 2.5 and no grade lower than 2.0 ("C") in each of the following: 

  • Research Methods
  • Intro to Biological Psychology
  • History and Systems of Psychology 

Years 3 and 4

Psychology majors will require a combined minimum average of 2.0 ("C") in all upper division Psychology courses:

  • Statistical Methods in Psychology I
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology II
  • Applied Methods in Psychology 

Requirements for a Minor 

Years 1 and 2 

A minimum combined average grade of 2.33 ("C ") in both of:

  • Contemporary Psychology I
  • Contemporary Psychology II

A minimum grade point average of 2.5 and no grade lower than 2.0 ("C") in each of the following: 

  • Research Methods

Select at least one of the following courses:

  • Intro to Biological Psychology
  • History and Systems of Psychology 

Years 3 and 4 

  • A minimum of eighteen credits of Psychology courses numbered 300 and above.

 

  • Fees for One Year  Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16
  • Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year 1,500.00 
  • Total 7,042.26

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