Curriculum Guideline

Psychology (Associate of Arts - Pre-Bachelor's)

Effective Date:
Program Code
AAPSYCPRE
Program
Faculty
Humanities & Social Sciences
Department
Psychology
Credential Type
Associate Degree
Transcript Title
Arts/PSYC
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201410
End Term
201610
Institutional Unit
Psychology
Credential
Associate Degree in Arts - Psychology Pre-Bachelor's
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements

General College admission requirements, as well as:

- a final grade of "B" or higher (including both the course grade and provincial exam mark) in English 12[1], Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples.

- Foundations of Math 11 OR Principles of Math 11[2] with a minimum grade of C or higher.


[1] Equivalent or more advanced courses also may fill this requirement.  The list of “equivalent” English courses would be the same for this program as for writing intensive courses.

[2] Equivalent or more advanced courses also may fill this requirement.

Curriculum Framework

To complete an Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Psychology, students must complete 18 or more credits (of the 60 credits required for their associate degree) in Psychology, AND, nine of those 18 credits must be considered second-year courses. To qualify as a second-year course, a course must transfer to one of the research universities ( SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic, or UNBC) at the second-year level.

The following Psychology courses are required:

PSYC 1100

An Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

PSYC 1200

An Introduction to Pyschology II

3 credits

PSYC 2300

Data Analysis in Psychology 

3 credits 

PSYC 2301 

Research Methods in Psychology 

3 credits 

Two of the following:

 

 

PSYC 2315

Biological Bases of Behaviour 

3 credits 

PSYC 2341 

Abnormal Psychology 

3 credits 

PSYC 2360 

Cognitive Psychology 

3 credits 

 

The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any B.C. college: 

6 credits (2 courses) first-year English electives
6 credits (2 courses) first-year Humanities electives
6 credits (2 courses) first-year Social Sciences electives
6 credits (2 courses) first-year Arts electives
18 credits (6 courses) second-year Arts electives in 2 or more subject areas
3 credits (1 course) first-year Lab Science elective
3 credits (1 course) first-year Math, Statistics or Computing Science elective
3 credits (1 course) first-year Math, Statistics or Science elective
9 credits (3 courses) other University Transfer electives

Note: "English" courses include courses in Communications, Creative Writing and Print Futures that transfer to one of the B.C. research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic or UNBC) as English credit. "Arts" courses are available in the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. They are designated as "humanities" or "social sciences" in the Associate of Arts Course Classifications table below. Courses in Economics and Mathematics also may be used as Arts electives toward an Associate of Arts Degree. Please see the Associate of Arts Course Classifications table below for further information. 

Definitions 

A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UNBC, or UVic).

  1. An Arts course is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Arts Degree at one of the research universities.
  2. A Science course is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Science Degree or Baccalaureate of Applied Science Degree at one of the research universities.
    The requirements specified above are intended to provide breadth of exposure to a variety of disciplines in both Arts and Sciences. In some instances there may be some ambiguity as to whether a course is in the Humanities or Social Sciences and is an Arts course or a Science course. Most Physical Geography and Mathematics would be designated as Science courses.
  3. A course in an "other" area is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate Degree other than in Arts, Science or Applied Science at one of the research universities.
  4. A first-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 100-level at one of the research universities.
  5. A second-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 200-level or higher level at one of the research universities.
  6. A laboratory science course is one in which a substantial component of instruction involves the study of natural phenomena, either in the laboratory or in the field. 

For detailed information you may book an appointment with an Academic Advisor.