A.A. PsychologyAlexander College
Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution and operates two campuses located in the urban centres of Burnaby and Vancouver, BC.
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||C$ 15000|
|Start Date||January 2017|
The Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree program 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. Upon completion of the Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or continue their undergraduate studies. An Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree may be transferrable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university.
International students completing the Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
General Admission Requirements
- Minimum 5 Credit Level passes in WASSCE/NECO/GCE including English and Mathematics
- Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer
- Academic and/or GPA requirements specific to individual programs
- Aged at least 16+ years of age
The Associate of Arts degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
I. 6 credits in first-year English
II. 9 credits in science which shall include at least:
- 3 credits in mathematics, computer science or statistics (statistics courses taught in subject areas of commerce and psychology may also be used)
- 3 credits in a laboratory science
III. 36 credits in arts which shall include:
- 18 credits in psychology
- 6 credits in humanities other than English
- 12 additional credits in arts
IV. 9 credits in arts, science, or other areas
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. Examples of positions in these sectors include, but are not limited to:
- Child and youth support worker
- Resident care worker
- Community support worker
- Customer service representative
- Human resource assistant
- Office or administrative assistant
- Sales assistant