Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Some program requirements may be met with credits earned through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).
OL offers many courses that fulfil both lower- and upper-level degree requirements, but you may need to complete some degree requirements through classroom or distance courses from other recognized post-secondary institutions and transfer the credit to this degree program.
A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)
120 credits total, including 45 upper-level credits, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 over all courses required for the credential, as follows:
Breadth requirements (24 credits)
May be met with lower- or upper-level university courses; refer to the breadth requirements for arts and science degree programs:
- Six credits in English (university-level composition and literature), excluding technical- and business-writing courses
- Six credits in humanities, other than English
- Three credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science
- PSYC 1111, Introductory Psychology I (3) or equivalent
- PSYC 1211, Introductory Psychology II (3) or equivalent
- PSYC 2101, Statistics in the Social Sciences (3) or STAT 1201, Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3) or equivalent
Lower-level requirements (6 credits)
- PSYC 2111, Introduction to Research in Experimental Psychology (3) or equivalent
- Three credits of a second-year psychology course (such as PSYC 2161 or 2131)
Upper-level requirements (30 credits)
- 27 credits of upper-level psychology courses (may include PSYC 3151, PSYC 3451, PSYC 3461, PSYC 3611, PSYC 3621, PSYC 3991)
- Three credits of Directed Studies (PSYC 4991)
Elective requirements (60 credits)
- 15 credits of upper-level elective courses
- 45 credits of lower- or upper-level elective courses
A directed studies course consists of concentrated study of a topic you select in consultation with your Open Learning Faculty Member. Directed studies is open to you if you have fulfilled the breadth and lower-level requirements and have completed at least 15 credits of upper-level requirements in your major.
Registration procedures differ for directed studies, so it is essential that you consult your program advisor before you register in a directed studies course.