Are you looking to complete the MA in Counselling Psychology prerequisites? You can finish 21 - 24 credits in four to twelve months or just pick up a Psychology course or two. If you have completed a four year degree with a major other than Psychology, this accelerated option may be for you. Register for Trinity Western University's program for Psychology prerequisites. Courses are offered day, evening and online.

Students who have not yet completed an introduction to Psychology course, can complete PSYC 105 and 106 before registering in the courses below. PSYC 105/106 can be completed online at any time throughout the year.

For complete details on admission requirements to the MA Counselling Psychology program, please visit their web page.

Online Options

The following courses are offered online as independent studies. You can start these courses anytime and have up to 4 months to complete them.

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  • PSYC 105 Intro to Psychology
  • PSYC 106 Intro to Psychology | Syllabus
  • PSYC 207 Data Analysis (Statistics) | Syllabus
  • PSYC 215 Lifespan Development | Syllabus
  • PSYC 301 Theories of Personality | Syllabus
  • PSYC 305 Abnormal Psychology | Syllabus

Langley Campus Options

fall and spring schedules - 14 week courses

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  • PSYC 207 A3 Data Analysis (Statistics)
    April 27 – May 15; MTThF: 8:30 – 11:30 AM; for info see | Syllabus
  • CPSY 490 Basic Counselling Skills
    Aug 6 – 31, MWF: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM; plus group work until 2 pm each class day.


PSYC 105/106 Introduction to Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
A broad introduction to the field of psychology as a science. The practical, life-oriented application of scientific principles of psychology. Development, learning, biological bases of behaviour, motivation and emotion, perception, measurement and fundamental statistics, personality, behavioural disorders and mental health, and group and social processes.

PSYC 207 Data Analysis (3 sem. hrs.)
The logic and the application of data analysis techniques suitable for the behavioural sciences. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics, including measures of central tendency, variability, probability and sampling theory, correlation, regression, and non-parametric statistics.

PSYC 215 Lifespan Development (3 sem. hrs.)
The physical, mental, emotional, and social growth from infancy through adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Death and bereavement.

PSYC 301 Theories of Personality (3 sem. hrs.)
The major theories of personality, traditional and contemporary, with a view to demonstrating their usefulness in accounting for human behaviour.

PSYC 322 Research Methods (3 sem. hrs.)
Issues and methods related to the conduct and analysis of psychological research. Internal and external validity, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, research ethics, and analysis of variance. Projects involve both library and empirical research components. (Note: PSYC 201 Experimental Psychology is a prerequisite to taking this course).

PSYC 305 Abnormal Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
The symptoms, causality, and treatment of psychopathological and behavioural problems. Examination of research findings as well as theoretical explanations.

PSYC 354  Brain and Behaviour (3 sem. hrs.)
An overview of the relationship between the nervous system and behaviour. Human behaviour and clinical problems. Biological bases of emotion, learning, memory, sexual behaviour, and homeostatic motivations. Biochemical theories of schizophrenia, autism, and mood disorders.

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