Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Psychology

Dual Credit - Psychology

​This University of Calgary course, PSYC 203, Psychology for Everyday Life, designed as “Psychology for non-Psychology majors”. The course has a focus on issues that arise in everyday life and will demonstrate some of the ways in which psychology can be of use to students in their personal and professional lives. This course is the first course in the Certificate of Mental Wellbeing and Resilience. Psychology 203 may be used to fill a number of University of Calgary program requirements as an elective, though it cannot be used as part of a Psychology major. Course Introduction – Meet Mike Boyes PhD 

See an example of a course outli​ne for further information. There will be slight adjustments, which will be discussed at the beginning of the course. 

Program​ B​​enefits

  • Upon successful completion, students will receive 5, 3000 level CTS credits and 3 University of Calgary post-secondary credits 
  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still at high school 
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions   
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning on campus 
  • Taught by U of C instructors with experience in student transitions to post-secondary educational experiences and environments ​

  • Cre​​dits- 5, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    3​ post-secondary credits

Student ​​Eli​​gibility

Open to all CBE high school students who: 

  • are currently completing grades 11 or 12 (as of June 2023). Grade 10 applicants will be considered, but priority will be given to grade 11 and 12 applicants 
  • are committed to the academic rigor of a condensed university program and are considering post-secondary learning  
  • Pre-requisite/Co-requisite requirements: 
    • Students who have completed or are on track to complete ELA 20-1 (or -2 minimum 70%) 


  • This course includes both synchronous (with the instructor and peers) and asynchronous (independent study) time. 
  • ​If enrolled in this course, students are not permitted to take other summer school courses due to the substantial time commitment to be successful.
  • This course runs over a condensed time frame and should be considered as a full-time job  
  • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
  • Students should plan for a minimum 18 hours of independent work time per week in addition to the 18 hours of instructional time (total 36 hours per week, minimum)  
  • Students will be expected to attend all lectures and tutorials and must clearly communicate with their CBE supervising teacher and U of C instructor if any unexpected issues arise 

Program​ Deliv​ery a​nd Location

  • Online with a combination of synchronous Zoom calls and asynchronous podcasts 
  • University of Calgary (2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4) 

Progr​​a​​m D​ates

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 6:00 pm | Online Orientation Session (parents welcome) 
  • Summer | Tuesday, July 4 – Friday July 28, 2023  ​

  • How to Apply​​

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    3. Download and fill in the Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form.
    4. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete
    5. Book an appointment with your Off-campus coordinator and/or guidance counselor to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    6. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM.  ​An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

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    Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form​​

    Apply now

    Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions​ regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

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  • Program Partner​

    University of Calgary

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  • Application D​eadline:

    On or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    Please talk to your home high school Off-campus ​Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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