48 months
24024 CAD/year
6406 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Change through education is at the centre of the Psychology Major from Thompson Rivers University. By participating in classroom discussions, readings, guided research and independent study, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools needed to analyze psychological and biological processes and more.

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Why pursue a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major?

Employers overwhelmingly identify a deficit in critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills, and are in need of employees with good oral communication skills, able to effectively work with others.

Future Proof

You will cultivate the skills that employers are looking for in communication, decision-making, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-learning, working with groups, leadership, global competency, ethics and the ability to apply knowledge in real-world settings.

Experiential Learning

And because employers want entry-level candidates with some work experience, you have opportunities in undergraduate research, co-op work placements, practicums, field schools, service learning and study abroad.

Career Options

Majoring in the Psychology program from Thompson Rivers University is exceptional preparation for careers in the public sector and in non-governmental organizations, particularly with social services and research agencies.

Psychology graduates pursue the following careers

  • Addictions counsellor
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Career/employment counsellor
  • Case worker
  • Child care worker
  • Child welfare worker
  • Community worker
  • Correctional officer
  • Counsellor
  • Cultural diversity consultant
  • Customs or immigration agent
  • Day care supervisor
  • Gerontology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology
  • Analysis of Psychological Data
  • Research Methods 
  • Biological Psychology
  • Personality 
  • Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence 
  • Abnormal Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)
  • Admission to each major program may have specific requirements.
  • Recommended: Foundations of Mathematics 11 or higher is strongly recommended for students pursuing Education or a major in Geography and Environmental Studies, Sociology or Psychology
  • All students in the psychology major are required to complete PSYC 1110, 1210, 2100, 2110 and 2040.
  • Students intending to major in psychology must see both a Psychology Major Advisor and a BA Program Advisor. The Major Advisor will assist each student in selecting courses that will satisfy the major program requirements. The BA Advisor will then ensure that all additional BA degree requirements are met.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24024 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12012 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    6406 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3203 CAD per semester during 48 months.

The tuition fee is for 7 courses per semester

Living costs for Kamloops

1240 - 1930 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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