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BA Psychology Concentration

Regulations effective September 1, 2004

Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
      Bachelor of Arts (3-year) General regulations.

Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 3-year BA with Concentration.
A minimum of 39 credits in designated Psychology concentration courses including 24 senior (300 or 400) level credits.
A minimum of 15 credits in the following designated Psychology concentration core courses:
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics (3)
PSYC 289 Psychology as a Natural Science (3)
PSYC 290 General Psychology (3)
PSYC 375 History of Psychology (3)
PSYC 404 Experimental Psychology
SOSC 366 Research Methods in the Social Sciences (3)


  3. A minimum of 3 credits in each of the following 5 subareas: Applied Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Human Interaction and Adjustment, Learning and Cognition, and Physiological Psychology.
  Applied Psychology  
COMM 329 The Practice of Interpersonal Communications (3)
EDPY 351 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3)
EDPY 479 Introduction to Computer- based Instruction (3)
HLST 320 Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals (3)
HRMT /ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
ORGB 319 Motivation and Productivity (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
PSYC 300 Theories of Career Development (3)
PSYC 301

Career Development Resources in the Changing
World of Work

PSYC 340 Introduction to Applied Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 343 Issues and Strategies in Counselling Women (6)
PSYC 388 Introduction to Counselling (3)
PSYC 389 An Introduction to Learning Disabilities (3)
PSYC 395 Psychology and Law (3)
PSYC 400 Teaching and Managing the Child with Learning Difficulties (6)
PSYC 405 Creating a Working Alliance (3)
PSYC 432 Psychology and the Built Environment (3)
PSYC 441 Experiential Learning and Reflection Practice I (3)
PSYC 442 Experiential Learning and Reflection Practice II (3)
PSYC 470 Consultation and Collaboration for Students with
Special Needs
PSYC 471 Managing Behaviour Problems in the Classroom
  Developmental Psychology
PSYC 228 An Introduction to Child Development * (3)
PSYC 323 Developmental Psychology*
*Students may take PSYC 228 OR PSYC 323 but not both.
PSYC 350 Adolescent Psychology (3)
PSYC 381 The Psychology of Adult Development (3)
PSYC 228 does not contribute to the senior-level
Psychology requirement of 24 credits even though
it fulfils a subarea requirement.
  Human Interaction and Adjustment
PSYC 356 Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues
PSYC 379 Social Psychology
PSYC 406 Introduction to Theories of Counselling
and Psychotherapy
PSYC 435 Abnormal Psychology
  Learning and Cognition  
PSYC 355 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 387 Learning
  Physiological Psychology  
PSYC 402 Biological Psychology (3)

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