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  • Objectives
    Psychology is a tremendously varied field. Psychologists counsel, conduct research, assist business, industry and community, study social development, promote physical and psychological health through careers in private and public practice, teach, and find niches in disciplines close to forensic science and rehabilitation such as in criminal justice, medical science, law, and education.
  • Academic Title
    Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology
  • Course description
    Year 1
    Courses                                             Credits

    ENGL 150     English Composition     3.0
    ENGL 160     Introduction to Literature     3.0
      OR
      ENGL 164     First Nations Literature     3.0
    PSYC 110     Experimental Psychology     3.0
    One of: MATH, STATS, COMP     3.0 – 4.0
    One of: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOS, PHYS     3.0
    One of:     
    PSYC 120     Personal Growth & Development     3.0
    PSYC 130     Contemporary Issues     3.0
    PSYC 150     Child Development     3.0
    PSYC 164     Behaviour Management     3.0
    Two of: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, PSC, or SOC     6.0
    Two of: ART, ASIA, CHIN, FREN, HIST, JAPN, PHIL, MUS 115     6.0 – 8.0
     
    Year 2
    Courses                                             Credits

    PSYC 201     Research Methods in Psychology     3.0
    PSYC 210     History of Psychology     3.0
    PSYC 215     Biological Psychology     3.0
    Any three UT Arts or Science courses     9.0
    Three 2nd year UT Arts courses (two must be non-PSYC)     9.0
    One of:  ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, COMP, GEOS, MATH, PHYS     3.0 – 4.0

     
    Internship Options                       Credits
    CO-OP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    Total Credits
        6.0

     
    Co-op Options                               Credits
    CO-OP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    ASDG 201     Co-operative Work Experience 2 (Internship 2)     6.0
    Total Credits
        12.0


    Notes: All elective courses need to be transferable to at least one BC university. In the course description, this is indicated by (T).

       1. Students transferring to the University of Victoria (UVic) require: two Social Science courses (not Soc); one of: COMP 156, or BUS 140; six Humanities courses; BIOL 100 and BIOL 102, OR BIOL 124 and BIOL 126; one PHIL course; MATH 12 or equivalent; and one of: MATH 100, MATH 108, MATH 109 or PHIL 210.
       2. Students transferring to the University of British Columbia (UBC) require: UBC's PSYC 100 or PSYC 101, and PSYC 102, PSYC 217 and PSYC 218; two courses from: BIOL 124, BIOL 126, BIOL 228, CHEM 110, CHEM 112, CHEM 120, CHEM 121, GEOG 204, GEOG 206, GEOS 100, GEOS 101, PHYS 104, PHYS 105; Grade 12 second language or two to four second language courses (see Academic Advising); two from ENGL 280, ENGL 282, ENGL 284.
       3. Students transferring to Simon Fraser University (SFU) require: PSYC 130, one of: PSYC 150, PSYC 200, PSYC 203, PSYC 250; SFU's PSYC 210, Math 12 or one of: MATH 115, MATH 105.

    Completion Requirements

    The course requirements for the Associate Degree program credential are mandated by the provincial government. You must complete a total of 20 university transfer courses, and achieve an overall GPA of 2.0 ("C"), to obtain an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology. No course may be used to meet more than one of the specific requirements; 25% of your courses must be completed at Camosun College.

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