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Associate of Arts (Psychology), Associate Degree

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Burnaby, Canada | Vancouver, Canada| Online
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 at Alexander College is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.
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Overview

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.

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.

International students completing the Associate of Arts Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

In an academic year, Alexander College has three admission intake terms for Associate of Arts program: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-Apr) and Spring (May-July). 

Career Opportunities

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 assistant
  • Office or administrative assistant
  • Sales assistant

Accreditation

  • BC Ministry of Advanced Education
  • Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB)
  • BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) program 
  • BC Transfer System (BCCAT).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Online - Applicable for courses taken before December 2020.

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

The Associate of Arts degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.

  •  6 credits in first-year English
  • 9 credits in science 
  • 36 credits in arts 
  •  9 credits in arts, science, or other areas

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    64

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    510

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 570

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer.
  • Aged at least 16+ years of age.
  • All programs require evidence of English language proficiency. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34800 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17100 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Burnaby, Canada

    1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs
  • Vancouver, Canada

    1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

AC Scholarships

  • Academic scholarships reward outstanding achievement in a specific discipline (e.g. commerce, psychology, etc.). Scholarships are offered in each major term (Fall, Winter, Spring).
External Scholarships
  • Further to our internal Scholarships, Alexander College is committed to student success by connecting students to external scholarships as well.

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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