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After-Degree Program

If you have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than psychology, you may consider completing an After-Degree in Psychology. An After-Degree consists of a minimum of 10 Full-Course Equivalents (FCE)*, though more may be required. An individual assessment is completed for every student applying for admission to an After-Degree Program. This is needed to determine the number of full course equivalencies which may be transferred and applied towards the second degree.
*Note: 1 FCE is equal to 6 credits.

Please note the following information:

  • Students who have completed a bachelor's degree program in a discipline other than Psychology may apply for admission to a second undergraduate degree program in Psychology.
  • Students who have completed a minor in Psychology but have a major in another discipline are eligible to apply.
  • If you have a previous degree in Psychology, you are not eligible to apply for an After-Degree in Psychology at the University of Calgary.
  • Students may receive credit for up to 10 FCE towards the requirements of the second degree program. These may not include more than 4 FCE from the Psychology major field.
  • Of all the courses used towards the After-Degree, at least 10 FCE must be taken at the University of Calgary.
  • You must apply to the After-Degree Program by the University of Calgary admission deadline date and applications to the University of Calgary are done online. See the UofC Admissions web site for more details.
  • Completion of the After-Degree Program in Psychology does not guarantee admittance into the graduate programs. You must enter the regular competition for admission.
  • You may apply to complete an Honours After-Degree in Psychology. See the Honours page for details or contact the department.
  • For admission into the Clinical Psychology Program, a degree in Psychology with Honours is required (unless you hold a previous honour's degree in another discipline, or if you already hold a Master's or Ph.D. degree in another discipline).
  • If you are interested in the Counselling Psychology graduate program, a Psychology degree is preferred, however, please see the Counselling Psychology web site for more information.

If you require further information or if you are interested in applying, please make an in-person appointment with a Program Advisor:

(Be sure to bring along copies of all your post-secondary transcripts)

Arts Students' Centre
Social Sciences, Rm 102
Phone: (403) 220-3580.
E-mail: artsads@ucalgary.ca

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