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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour, thought and feeling, using basic research to solve practical problems. As the second largest department in Arts and Social Sciences, Psychology at Simon Fraser University offers a wide range of areas of specialization, rangiing from Neural Science to Forensic Psychology.
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The Psychology program at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a major and a minor and also three joint majors.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program have ended up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Advertising Agent
  • Bank/Loan Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Cultural Diversity Consultant
  • Customs/Immigration Agent
  • Fundraising Specialist
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Professional Consultant
  • Psychiatric Assistant
  • Public Opinion Interviewer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Social or Health Policy Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Teacher
  • Youth Counsellor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological Psychology
  • Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Law and Psychology
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data
  • Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • Intermediate Sampling and Experimental Design
  • Statistical Analysis of Sample Surveys
  • Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

Students must arrange to send official transcripts of academic records from all schools and colleges attended to Simon Fraser University. Replaceable documents will not be returned. Irreplaceable documents will be returned to the student personally, on request. If the student’s documents are not in either English or French, Simon Fraser University may require an official translation, certified by an educational official of the student’s country, an official of a Canadian Education Centre, or a Canadian consular or embassy official. 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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