The Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.
For full program description, requirements, and policies, see the Academic Calendar.
Our Associate of Arts Degree and Associate of Science concentrations:
The Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. Program requirements include a minimum of 36 credits in arts, including 18 credits in first- and second-year psychology.
Transfer to 3rd/4th Year at a University
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or continue their undergraduate studies. An Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree may be transferrable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university.
Some BC universities also admit Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement. For more information on the option of transferring to a university upon completion of an Associate of Arts Degree, please consult the BC Transfer Guide or see an Academic Advisor.
Enter the Workforce
International students completing the Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree program at Alexander College are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
Our Associate of Arts Economics Degree Program will enhance skills as well as provide experiences and aptitudes in the following areas:
Understanding of cognitive development
Familiarity with human behaviour, including abnormal behaviours and mental illness
Knowledge of psychological testing and data analysis
Familiarity with current treatment practices for mental illness
The Associate of Arts Psychology Degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
I. 6 credits in first-year English
II. 9 credits in science which shall include at least:
III. 36 credits in arts which shall include:
IV. 9 credits in arts, science, or other areas
A concentration in Psychology allows students to explore this specific interest in the field, and makes possible a variety of career opportunities.
This degree can also qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.
With an Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree, students can seek entry-level employment in social services, education, business, and administration.
Examples of positions in these sectors include, but are not limited to:
Child and Youth Support Worker
Resident Care Worker
Community Support Worker
Customer Service Representative
Human Resource or Sales Assistant
Office or Administrative Assistant
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