What are the pre-requisites?
You must meet the Douglas College General Admission Requirements.
Can I transfer in credits from another post-secondary institution?
Yes. TRU-OL may allow you to transfer up to 105 credits from multiple institutions.
When does the program start?
You can start Douglas College courses in fall (September), winter (January), or summer (May) semesters. TRU-OL courses may have a specific start time or be offered continuously. Check their course calendar.
How much does the program cost?
Costs vary with the courses that you take. Overall, the average program cost will be around $3,000 a year in course fees if you take 30 credits. This is substantially less than B.A. Psychology programs offered elsewhere in B.C. Of course, as with other programs, you will need to budget for additional student fees, the texts which are not included, and living expenses. See Douglas College tuition fees and current TRU-OL tuition fees for up-to-date information.
Where will my classes take place?
Douglas College courses are offered at New Westminster or Coquitlam campuses. TRU-OL courses are taken online.
Can I take this program part-time
Yes. With this program, you can study at your own pace. Study part-time, full-time, or accelerate your program to complete requirements early.
Can I take this program while I’m working?
Yes. This program is flexible, enabling you to plan your own schedule around work and family obligations.
Do I need to take online courses from TRU?
You will take at least five courses from TRU-Open Learning spread over your degree program.
What online courses should I take?
Online courses can be in Psychology or other academic subjects. You can select any online courses offered by TRU-OL, as long as they are open for registration. Check out your TRU-OL course options at TRU-OL course calendar.
You will plan the combination of online and in-class courses based on the requirements for the B.A. in Psychology program – see the Curriculum tab in this Catalogue.
I’ve taken online courses in the past and found them difficult to complete.
TRU-OL provides fully-qualified faculty to help with the content of online courses. These faculty members are available by email or phone. Studying online will help you develop valuable organizational skills that will serve you well in your continued professional development.
How long does the program take to complete?
That depends on whether you choose to study full-time, part-time, or to accelerate study in order to complete the program earlier. It also depends on how many credits you transfer in.
How and when do I apply?
You apply for this program through Douglas College. You can apply at any time for admission to the following semester. This is a two-part process.
- Apply to Douglas College
If you are not already a Douglas College student, you’ll need to be admitted as a program student, given a student number, and sent a registration date before you can register in any courses. Program applications are accepted online up to six weeks before the start of each semester or in person right up to the start of courses. If you are a B.C. high school student, don’t forget to include your Personal Education Number (PEN).
If you apply online, make sure that you select the TRU-OL/Douglas College Psychology Degree Program. If your application does not involve any complications, you will usually receive an acceptance letter in two weeks or less.
If you are already a Douglas College student in another program and have already met the General Admission requirements, then you will need to change your program to: TRU-OL/Douglas College Psychology Degree Program. This can be done online or in person through the Registrar’s Office at either campus. There are no additional charges.
- Apply to TRU-OL
After you’ve been accepted into the program at Douglas, you must apply to be a program student at TRU-OL. First, most students complete an Associate of Arts (Psychology) diploma at Douglas College (60 credits – see the Curriculum tab for more detail).
If you already have a substantial number of credits you would like to transfer from some other college, it’s best to apply to TRU-OL earlier in your Douglas College program.
When you apply to TRU-OL you will need to arrange for official transcripts of your credits from all post-secondary education institutions you may have attended to be sent to TRU-OL. Your credits will be evaluated and a program plan will be created for you. The TRU-OL advisors will be available to help with your planning and to ensure that you have met the requirements for graduation. Their email is advisorc@tru-ca.
Where can I get more information?
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