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Block Transfer Agreement: College Diplomas

Students enrolling in Laurier’s Psychology program on the Waterloo campus after completing a two- or three-year diploma program may earn up to 6.0 or 7.5 transfer credits (respectively). The specific transfer credits granted will be determined based on your unique academic journey and will be outlined in a transfer credit assessment that you will receive along with your offer letter.

Note: The program shall include no more than 6.0 100-level credits, including required courses, electives and transfer credits. There is a requirement of at least 14.0 senior level credits.

To graduate with your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, you will need to complete the following courses at Laurier:

Required Psychology Courses

All of:

  • PS101: Introduction to Psychology I
  • PS102: Introduction to Psychology II
  • PS270: Social Psychology
  • PS280: Abnormal Psychology
  • PS282: Community Psychology
  • PS295: Introduction to Research Methods
  • PS296: Introduction to Statistics
  • UU150: Foundations for Community Engagement and Service or MU158: Introduction to Music Therapy

Three of:

  • PS260: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • PS261: Introduction to Learning
  • PS262: Introduction to Perception
  • PS263: Behavioural Neuroscience
  • PS267: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

One of:

  • PS275: Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood
  • PS276: Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Two of:

  • PS365: Introduction to Neuropsychology
  • PS366: Introduction to Psycholinguistics
  • PS373: Close Relationships
  • PS374: Applied Social Psychology
  • PS377: Developmental Psychology: Adults and Elders
  • PS378: Language Development
  • PS379: Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults
  • PS381: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PS383: Environment, Psychology and Action
  • PS389: Positive Psychology
  • PS398: Qualitative Methods in Psychology

1.0 credit total* from:

  • PS410: History of Psychology
  • PS487: Psychological Measurement and Testing
  • PS492: Applied Community Research (1.0)

*Either take PS410 and PS487 or take PS492.

Electives

  • 4.5 – 6.0 elective credits total
  • 2.5 elective credits need to be in Psychology, but no more than 3.5.
  • Remaining elective credits in any other discipline.

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.

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