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4 year Psychology Major – Athabasca University

4 year Psychology Major – Athabasca University

Bachelor of Arts-4 Year Program

The four-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree, offered in co-operation with Athabasca University, allows students to complete a degree at University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills by concentrating in various areas of study. The degree will be awarded from Athabasca University.

This program provides students with a broad, flexible education that encourages development, understanding and dissemination of knowledge, critical thinking, and building of these abilities. The B.A. Program also allows students to fully prepare for graduate studies.

Program Structure

120 Total Program Credits

Minimum Credits Required *

  • 75 credits at the Senior Level (300 & 400 level) (including 18 credits at the 400 level)
  • 45* in the Major (compulsory) *may be higher depending on the specific requirements of the major
  • 96 Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • 18 Humanities, a minimum of
    • 18 Social Science, a minimum of
  • 6 Science
  • 30 Residency Requirement must be obtained through Athabasca University
  • 24 Graduation with Distinction or Great Distinction through Athabasca University to be considered
  • 15 in the minor (optional) at the 300 and 400 level (students may not need to apply a course to both the major and the minor

Maximum Credits Allowed

  • 60 In any one discipline
  • 18 Applied Studies
  • 6 at the Preparatory Level
  • 15 At the junior level in any one discipline
  • 9** Maximum Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition Credits (A maximum of 39 PLAR credits are allowed if you declare a Labour Studies Major)

English Writing Skills Requirement

Students must meet the following English writing skills requirements:

  • Hold credit in ENGL 255 (students are strongly encouraged to register in ENGL 255 in their program); OR
  • Have a Grade of B- (70%) or better in an Athabasca University English course above the preparatory (100) level;
  • Receive transfer credit for an English course in which a Grade of B- or better was achieved

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