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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis)

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program is only available to students entering the third year of their program. Students who have yet to complete their first or second year should apply to the three-year Bachelor of Arts degree program with a concentration in Psychology in order to complete the admission requirements for the four-year program.

Admission into the program is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

To apply for the four-year program, applicants must present the following requirements:

  1. An admission grade point average of at least 2.3 (4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently attempted 24 credits.
  2. A minimum of 48 university-level credits applicable to their degree including these specific requirements:
    • Credit in the following Concordia University of Edmonton courses or their equivalent: PSY 104, PSY 105, PSY 211, PSY 233, and PSY 339
    • Three credits of senior-level Psychology
  3. A Statement of Intent.
  4. A Volunteer/Work Experience Record.
  5. Three confidential assessment forms with at least one assessment coming from an academic who can comment on the applicant’s scholarly ability.
  6. A security clearance (required only after being accepted into the program).
  7. All applicants must demonstrate fulfilment of Concordia University of Edmonton English Language Requirement.

Selection Process

Courses completed in the Spring and Summer sessions immediately preceding the Fall term in which the student enters the program are not normally calculated into the student’s admission grade point average.

Applicants should take care in selecting their references and in writing their Statement of Intent. An unsatisfactory assessment in either of these areas could jeopardize their competitiveness in the selection process.

Following the initial review of applications, qualified applicants are invited for an interview. The interview is designed to assess applicants’ non-academic qualifications, such as their degree of maturity and motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests, and overall suitability for employment in human services.