Iloradanon looks into the “why” behind people's actions. As a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology Honours program, she conducted research on the effects of caffeine on the decision-making process in college students. Her work at Douglas helped land her a job at UBC, where she's conducting research on men's health programs in the Downtown Eastside. “I love getting the hands-on experience that comes with planning and carrying out an experiment,” she says. “There are so many twists and turns along the way.”

Why study psychology?

  • Psychology is a vast discipline that can be applied to a wide range of careers, including clinical or counselling practice, academic research, human resources and criminal justice.
  • Hone the analytical and critical-thinking skills needed in many disciplines and careers.
  • Work toward a career as a professional psychologist.

Why study psychology at Douglas?

  • Take the same courses offered at universities, but with smaller class sizes and more one-on-one time with professors.
  • Save more than $4,000 by taking your first two years of post-secondary studies at Douglas; more than $8,000 if you complete a four-year degree.
  • Get hands-on experience doing your own research in the Applied Degree program.
  • Option to apply to the Bachelor of Applied Psychology - Honours program for those interested in pursuing graduate work. 

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