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Bachelor of Arts [B.A] (Psychology)

 4 years
 120 Credits
 full time
 honours & on campus

Field of Study

$ 13,050 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Douglas College is offered as a 4-years or 8-term teaching program.
  • This program is offered as both a full-time and part-time.
  • The honors degree has the same basic structure as the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology but concentrates more on third- and fourth-year Psychology coursework.
  • The honors research thesis gives the opportunity to develop and carry out supervised, independent research.
  • During your third and fourth years, the student will focus on at least one 15- or18-credit concentration in one of six areas where psychology is typically applied in the workplace: Pre-counselling, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis (18 credits), Forensic/Criminology, Applied Theory, and Research, Leadership and Management.
  • There are a variety of possible careers in psychology, including clinical or counseling practice, academic research, human resources or criminal justice
  • In fact, learning the humanities and social sciences is as much about the questions the students ask as the answers they receive.
  • The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Douglas College is an excellent place to hone critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The Student to Teacher ratio is 26:1 which bridges the gap between Students and Teachers.
  • Students may have job opportunities as Sales Representatives, Advertising Agents, Psychiatric Technicians,..etc.
  • The average salary of the student after getting placed is 40,000 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Total Credits120
Fees$ 57,080 for 4 years or 120 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - May 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • The student must be a High school graduate and 60% in the final year during the admission.
  • A minimum of 60% in Senior Secondary Education.
  • A minimum of 17 years of age by the end of the first month of the first year in this program.
  • One short course of BC secondary school graduation
  • To pursue this program the student must complete the 60 credits of the first and second year in BA Psychology and apply for an honors degree and pursue this program.

Language Requirements:

  • The students must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (French or English) in the program. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required.
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • If the student does not meet the language requirements they can take English Language Learning and Acquisition(ELLA) program and complete it and pursue this program.

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.

Application Deadline

May 31

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Jan 31

Scores Required

6.5 / 9

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$13050$13050$13050$13050
Health insurance$375$375$375$375
Total fees$14270$14270$14270$14270

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,000
Transportation$ 369

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
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VISA & Work Study


  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • "On-campus" is defined as employment facilities within the boundaries of the campus. Students are only allowed to work on the campus at which they are registered as an FT student.
  • The student may work on-campus without a work permit if:
    • Is a full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • Have a valid study permit
    • Have a valid SIN 
  • International students can work off-campus if the student is:
    • full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • In an academic program that is at least 6 months in duration and that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate
    • Have a valid study permit, valid SIN
  • To maintain working eligibility off-campus, most students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits minimum).
  • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

Career and Placement after Course

The Job roles to follow after graduation are:

  • Sales Representatives
  • Advertising Agents
  • Psychiatric Technicians
  • Career Counselors
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Market Researchers.., etc.

The average salary of the student after getting placed is 40,000 USD per year.

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