B.Sc. On Campus


Kwantlen Polytechnic University

48 months
20136 CAD/year
4426 CAD/year
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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology of Kwantlen Polytechnic University is ideal for students interested in pursuing a health sciences career.


This is also the Psychology degree program most suited for students who have an interest in neuroscience, particularly at the graduate level. The BSc is the most interdisciplinary of our psychology degrees, exposing students to biology, chemistry, math, and physics in addition to a broad array of psychology courses. This degree is also very “hands-on” with students being exposed to lab and research experiences as well as developing technical writing skills and workplace expertise.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology of Kwantlen Polytechnic University was developed in close connection with employers in the field and community partners, and has an applied focus that prepares students for employment upon graduation, for research-focused graduate studies, or for entry into professional programs of study. Many courses within this program have a lab component. The program takes a systems/ecological approach, recognizing the interrelationships between humans and their environments.

As part of their upper-level coursework, students will take courses across three main topical areas within Psychology: (1) research skills; (2) biological psychology; and (3) health psychology. The degree will be embedded throughout with psychological application, including hands-on lab experience and courses focusing on human interaction with and use of modern technology, professional business practices, and technical writing.

Students also participate in a workplace practicum coordinated by KPU and co-supervised by faculty and employers in relevant fields of employment. This practicum placement will assist students in gaining workplace experience and in meeting potential future employers.


The degree was developed in close collaboration with industry/employers to ensure positive outcomes and maximum opportunities. Graduates of this degree could therefore find employment in areas such as health sciences, vocational rehabilitation mental health services, disability services, software usability research, program evaluation, research and design, and pharmaceutics, among other opportunities.

They would also be well prepared for post-graduate programs in a variety of health professions. Students who complete the Honours option would be well prepared for research-focused graduate studies in neuroscience, psychology, counselling, public policy, and other areas.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Biology 
  • The Structure of Matter
  • Chemical Energetics and Dynamics
  • University Writing
  • Psychology: Basic Processes
  • Psychology: Areas and Applications
  • Differential Calculus
  • Calculus for Life Sciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Applied Statistics

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

  • The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
  • All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through an acceptable High school course, undergraduate course, KPU course, or testing option.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20136 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10068 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    4426 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2213 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Surrey

1156 - 1898 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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