Associate of Arts Degree - Psychology

Faculty of Arts & Sciences, School of Social Sciences

Credential
Associate Degree

Program Highlights

Learn the science, history and theories of Psychology and explore the fundamentals behind the science of human behaviour.

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour, thoughts, and feelings. Topics include personality, motivation, and relationships. It also examines how we develop and learn, how our social roles and culture affect us, and the impact of stress and mental health issues. Our Associate of Arts Degree program is the first two years of a BA.

  • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology, appropriate to the course level (lower level or upper level), with awareness of the limits of their knowledge. (This accomplishes Goal 1 of the APA [American Psychological Association] assessment profile).
  • Use critical and creative thinking and scientific inquiry to analyze, evaluate and synthesize course materials and related information.
  • Identify and demonstrate the application of ethical reasoning, social responsibility and sensitivity to diversity in the research enterprise and the application of psychology.
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral modes.
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative reasoning and problem-solving, and use and interpret research methods and statistical analyses, with respect to issues in psychology.

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallBoth
North VancouverSpringBoth
North VancouverSummerBoth

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$3,908 $1,134 $5,042
Year 2$3,908 $1,134 $5,042
Total$7,816 $2,268 $10,083

Note: Fees are subject to change.

Program Requirements

English Requirement

Total credits: 6.00

Required
ENGL 010Language Skills3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
ENGL 103Introduction to Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 107Indigenous Literature and Film3.00 credits
ENGL 109Literature and Contemporary Culture3.00 credits
ENGL 190Introduction to Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 191Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices3.00 credits
ENGL 200Literature in English from Beowulf to Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 201Literature in English after Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 203Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 205Modern American Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 207Literary Theory and Criticism3.00 credits
ENGL 208Studies in Fiction3.00 credits
ENGL 213World Literature in English3.00 credits
ENGL 217Literature on the Edge3.00 credits
ENGL 218The Art of Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 219Reel Lit: Literature into Film3.00 credits
ENGL 290Creative Writing: Letter and Line3.00 credits
ENGL 291Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions3.00 credits
ENGL 292Creative Writing: Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 293Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction3.00 credits
ENGL 295Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 296Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage3.00 credits
ENGL 300Writing, Rhetoric, Style3.00 credits
ENGL 301Studies in Rhetoric3.00 credits
ENGL 302Studies in British Columbian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 305Studies in Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 308Studies in British Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 311Studies in American Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 314Studies in National Literatures3.00 credits
ENGL 317Traditions in Western Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 320World Literature in Translation3.00 credits
ENGL 323Studies in Genre3.00 credits
ENGL 326Traditions in Poetry3.00 credits
ENGL 329Literature and Performance3.00 credits
ENGL 332Literature and Society3.00 credits
ENGL 335Electronic Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 338Literature and Media3.00 credits
ENGL 341Literature and Visual Culture3.00 credits
ENGL 344Literature and the Environment3.00 credits
ENGL 390Advanced Poetry and Poetics3.00 credits
ENGL 391Advanced Narrative Forms3.00 credits
ENGL 395Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 400Major Authors3.00 credits
ENGL 410Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 420Topics in Literary Theory3.00 credits
ENGL 490Directed Studies3.00 credits
ENGL 491Directed Studies in Creative Writing3.00 credits

18 Credits at 100-Level (not English) no more than six credits in any one subject area

Total credits: 18.00

Required
PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology I3.00 credits
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology II3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list
Humanities Electives (PHIL 101, 110 or 120 recommended)6.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list
Humanities or Social Science Electives 100-Level6.00 credits

Arts Courses 200-Level or higher - 2 subject areas

Total credits: 18.00

Required

If PSYC 213 is used to fulfil the Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Science requirement, an additional 3 credits from another 200 level Psychology course is required.

PSYC 212Research Methods in Psychology3.00 credits
PSYC 213Statistical Methods in Psychology3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list

If PSYC 225 is used to fulfil the Science course requirement, an additional 3 credits from another 200 level Psychology course is required.

PSYC 225Biopsychology of Behaviour3.00 credits
PSYC 230Cognitive Psychology3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list
PSYC 200Social Psychology3.00 credits
PSYC 204Child Development3.00 credits
PSYC 222Abnormal Psychology3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list
PSYC 203History of Psychology3.00 credits
PSYC 220Theories of Personality3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list
200-Level Arts Elective (excluding Psychology)3.00 credits

Science Courses

Total credits: 9.00

Required
Laboratory Science Elective (Biology 104 recommended), minimum 2 hour lab, excludes Computing Science and Applied Science; Students should take BIOL 112 if they wish to take BIOL 113)3.00 credits
Mathematics or Computer Science or Statistics Elective (If PSYC 213 used for this requirement must obtain additional 3 credits in another 200-level Psychology)3.00 credits
Science Elective (Biology 113 recommended; or PSYC 225 - if used for this requirement, students must take an additional 3 credits 200 level Psychology course)3.00 credits

Electives 9 credits of assigned or unassigned university transferable credit

Total credits: 9.00

Choose 9.00 credits of electives
University Transferable Electives9.00 credits

Total program credits: 60.00

Program Notes

Please see Classification of Subjects for Associate Degrees in the University Calendar for clarification of Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Science electives.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Sep 5, 2017 - Aug 7, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Jul 9-20, 2018

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

Jan 2, 2018 - Dec 4, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Nov 13-22, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 18, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

May 1, 2018 - May 7, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Mar 4-8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

May 1, 2019  4 p.m.

Application Dates

Sep 4, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and two academic Grade 12 courses.

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.


For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).

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