The Bachelor of Arts Major in psychology is a traditional degree focusing on core areas in psychology including biopsychology, Cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social/personality psychology, and clinical/abnormal psychology. As KPU's flagship psychology degree program, the BA is a flexible degree that allows students to explore many different content areas of psychology as well as other areas within the social sciences and humanities. Because of the flexibility of the program, BA students have the opportunity to consult with advisors, faculty and peers to determine their own degree specialization. The emphasis is on transferrable skills, including critical thinking, writing, group work, and oral presentations. Students also have the option of completing a workplace practicum coordinated by KPU and co-supervised by faculty and employers in relevant fields of employment.Those interested in further study and graduate school or who prefer more extensive research experience may augment their knowledge and skills by taking the research-focused Honours program in psychology. The Honours program affords students an opportunity to develop and report on a research project under the direct supervision of a faculty member within the psychology Department.
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