Psychology, Associate of Arts Degree

The study of human thought and behaviour

Program at a glance


Associate Degree

Area of Study

Arts & Humanities

Study options



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International



2 years

At a glance image

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Promoting physical and psychological health

Start in September, January or May!

Camosun offers academic psychology and applied psychology in the form of introductory interpersonal relations and counselling courses. We're focused on teaching and helping you gain the knowledge and skills that will make it possible for you to continue with university studies or with a career.

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What you'll learn

Camosun College offers an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology; during the two-year, 20-course program you'll study psychology, English, and a variety of arts courses.

As an associate degree student, you will have access to excellent academic advice; you'll have a definite learning path, but with room to explore along the way. You'll be well-prepared for success if you choose to continue with further post-secondary studies.

You may also choose to take psychology courses as electives to satisfy university transfer requirements for many other Camosun programs.

What's an Associate Degree?

An associate degree is a two-year academic program made up of 20 university-level courses. It is a stand-alone provincial credential you can list on your resume, as well as a good option to consider if you plan to continue your education to complete a university degree.

The Associate Degree program provides some flexibility with course choices and scheduling, you can study full-time or part-time, and potentially year round.

Camosun's academic advisors are available to help you understand how to choose the right courses to meet your educational goals. With this assistance, you will be able to make informed choices to ensure the courses you select will be usable for the specific university program you'd like to pursue.

A career in psychology

Psychology is a tremendously varied field. Psychologists can counsel, conduct research, assist business, industry and community, study social development, promote physical and psychological health through careers in private and public practice.

In BC, you must have a doctoral degree in psychology to become a registered psychologist. Beginning your studies with an associate degree is the perfect way to get a solid foundation in psychology, whether your goal is a graduate degree or a career in a related field. This AD can also lead to a full block transfer to Royal Roads University's Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program.

Work experience option

As an Associate Degree student, you can gain practical work experience through Co-op or an Internship. Work terms may be paid or unpaid, and are available after you've completed at least eight courses.

Choose between one four-month internship or two work terms with co-operative education.

A scientific study of behaviour and mental processes

This two-year, 20-course program will give you a biopsychosocial grounding in the study of psychology.

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Estimated tuition* (including optional work terms)

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$8,368 (domestic with work experience)

$31,950 (international with work experience)

Tuition fees vary depending on course selection. Figures listed here are approximate.

Tuition is based on 5 academic courses

Additional Student Fees

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Arts and Science.

You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.


Student Psychology Club

You'll find support and encouragement throughout your studies at Camosun by joining the Student Psychology Club—meeting other students in a social environment featuring guest speakers and activities that include movies, field trips, conferences, socials and excellent preparation for resume creation, scholarship applications, and admission to universities after Camosun. Learn more.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September, January or May intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

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Denise Iacobucci

Chair. Psychology

My career as a teaching professor embodies a love of life-long learning. My academic interests are focused around national and international experienc ... Read more

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Kristina Andrew

Kristina Andrew

Instructional Assistant, Psychology

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Arloene Burak

Arloene Burak

Instructor, Psychology

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Judy Caldwell

Judy Caldwell

Instructor, Psychology

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Bev Lenihan

Bev Lenihan

Instructor, Psychology

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Cate Pelling

Cate Pelling

Instructor, Psychology

I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and completed a BA in psychology at Simon Fraser University and a MA in Counselling Psychology at U.B.C. My ... Read more

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Michael Pollock


I was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia. I earned a BA with Honours in psychology from the University of Victoria in 1998, where for my Honours t ... Read more

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Randal Tonks

Randal Tonks

Instructor, Psychology

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Anneke van Alderwegen

Anneke van Alderwegen

Instructor, Psychology

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William (Bill) Wong

William (Bill) Wong


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Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Denise Iacobucci, Program Chair

We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Road
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Fisher 106E

Location link

Lansdowne Campus



International students contact Camosun International