Curriculum Guideline

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

Effective Date:
Program Code
Humanities & Social Sciences
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Bachelor's Degree
Admissions Requirements

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

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.