The Associate of Arts (Psychology) Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree and includes a customizable concentration in psychology, which allows students to explore different areas in psychology, including cognitive and abnormal psychology, data analysis, research methodology, and the scientific basis of human behaviour.
Specifically, the Associate of Arts (Psychology) degree program provides experience and aptitudes in the following areas:
Understanding of cognitive development
Familiarity with human behaviour, including behaviours and mental illness
Knowledge of psychological testing and data analysis
Familiarity with current treatment practices for mental illness
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 second- and/or third-year of bachelor’s degree program at a university. Some BC universities also admit Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement.
International students completing this program at Alexander College may be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). International students graduating with an Associate Degree from Alexander College may gain practical work experience within the Canadian workforce by applying for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
The Associate of Arts (Psychology) can qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with high school diploma. With this 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
Why Study Associate of Arts (Psychology) program at Alexander College?
Affordable fees compared with public colleges and universities
On-campus work/volunteer opportunities
Free career advising
Free academic advising support in a variety of languages
Academic pathways to higher education with variety of transferable courses
Free tutoring services
International Student Advising Services
Various academic support, such as workshops and peer mentorship program
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