Psychology (TRU-OL/Douglas College Bachelor of Arts)

Humanities & Social Sciences
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree


Are you looking for education which would open doors to a career working with people? Have you earned some university or college credits but haven’t yet earned a credential? Are you looking for a way to earn a degree—around your schedule?  Would your educational goals be best met with a combination of courses offered by either Douglas or TRU-OL? If so, consider the TRU-OL/Douglas College Psychology degree program. This collaborative program allows you to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Thompson Rivers University, an accredited public university, while taking up to 105 credits from Douglas College.  You will also take at least 15 credits (five courses) from TRU-OL, online.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

The BA Psychology program requirements can be found on the TRU-OL website.

  1. General Education (24 credits) and Lower-level Psychology (6 credits) requirements would be met by these Douglas College equivalents:

    PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology 1
    PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology 2
    PSYC 2300 Data Analysis
    PSYC 2301 Research Methods

    One other 2nd year PSYC course

    Two English courses (6 credits – check the TRU-OL website for what meets the requirements), 2 Humanities courses (not English), 1 math or science course.  Check the BC Transfer Guide for equivalence.

  2. Upper-level Psychology requirements (30 credits) for TRU-OL are 9 courses at the 3000 or 4000 level plus TRU-OL’s Psych 4991 (Directed Studies).  Not all Douglas College upper-level courses are transferable as such, so check with the TRU-OL advisor ( or the Douglas College TRU-OL B.A. coordinator when making your plans.

  3. Elective courses comprise the remainder of the TRU-OL requirements for the B.A.  You must complete 20 transferable courses (60 credits).  These can be from any academic area but 5 of them (15 credits) must be upper-level.  Review your plans for these with the TRU-OL advisor.

In order to graduate you must take 5 courses or more through TRU-OL.  These can be at any level and in any academic area.

Admissions Requirements

The only admission requirements for this program are the Douglas College General Admission Requirements.  There are no additional requirements for TRU-OL.


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.


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