This programme is designed to offer an examination of the distinctive socio-cultural make-up of this society and of the relevance of psychological issues to the local context. Particular attention is paid to current social issues and to training in areas such as conflict intervention and resolution.

Students enrolled in the B.Sc. programme in Applied Psychology also have the option of pursuing specialised courses in one of the following tracks:

Addiction Studies
School Guidance
Industrial and Organisational Psychology


Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).



Contact Admissions

4 Years (FT)
5-6 Years (PT)

City/ South


                                            COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                             CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 3 ENTRP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
PSYC 122 Foundations of Psychology 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
PSYC 205 Social Psychology 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
PSYC 212 Life Span Development 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3
PSYC 220 Applied Psychology 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3
PSYC 230 Research Methods in Psychology 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
PSYC 233 Psychology Seminar I-Special Topics in Psychology 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3
PSYC 261 Psychology of Adjustment 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
PSYC 325 Human Development 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
PSYC 350 Culture, Diversity and Behaviour 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
PSYC 360 Theories of Individual Differences 3  Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
PSYC 410 History of Psychology 3 PSYC 243 Human Sexuality 3
PSYC 425 Research Designs and Analysis 3 PSYC 257 Family Dynamics 3
PSYC 433 Psychology Seminar II- Field Experience 3 PSYC 340 Psychology of Health and Illness 3
PSYC 462 Physiology of Behaviour 3 PSYC 365 Group Dynamic 3
PSYC 468 Cognitive Psychology 3 PSYC 430 Foundations of Psychopathology 3
PSYC 480 Experimental Psychology 3 PSYC 435 Counselling Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Senior Thesis – Psychology 3 PSYC 437 Forensic Psychology 3
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 57 PSYC 440 Clinical Psychology 3
SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY OPTION (Choose any five (5) courses in a specific track) PSYC 445 Applied Educational Psychology 3
PSYC 445 Educational Psychology 3 PSYC 448 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
PSYC 448 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 PSYC 457 Psychology of Work 3
PSYC 457 Psychology of Work 3 SOBE 135 Understanding Communication, culture and Conflict 3
SOBE 247 Introduction to Addiction Studies 3 SOBE 207 Basic Counselling Skills 3
SOBE 322 Intervention for Non-Chemical Dependency 3 SOBE 218 Contemporary Family Issues 3
SOBE 326 Prevention and Intervention for Addictive Behaviours 3 SOBE 247 Introduction to Addiction Studies 3
SOBE 328 Theories of Addiction and Treatment 3 SOBE 335 Introduction to Conflict Resolution 3
SOBE 335 Introduction to Conflict Resolution 3 SOBE 375 Introduction to Career Guidance 3
SOBE 375 Introduction to Career Guidance 3 SOBE 384 Human Behaviour in the Social Environment 3
SOBE 420 Theories of Guidance and Counselling 3 SOBE 420 Theories of Guidance and Counselling 3
SOBE 428 Pharmacology and Substance Abuse 3 SOCI 215 Introduction to Gender Studies 3
SOCI 240 Sociology of Education 3 SOCI 240 Sociology of Education 3
MGMT 125 Principles of Management 3 Any four (4) 3-credit courses in major area of study 12
HURM 122 Introduction to Industrial Relations 3 Total Guided Elective Credits 
HURM 310 Human Resource Management 3 SUPPORT COURSES
Total Credits for Five Specialization Courses 15 ANTH 250 Caribbean Anthropology 3
BIOL 109 Introduction to Human Biology 3
STAT 121 Introduction to Inferential Statistics 3
SOCI 250 Exploring Caribbean Social Problems 3
Total Support Course Credits  12
Any three (3) courses offered by the College 9
Total Elective Credits  9

The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:

Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at:


Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology, students must successfully complete 135 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution:

Required courses in major area of study 57 credits
Guided electives in major area of study 12 credits
Specialization courses 15 credits
Total courses in major area of study 84 credits
Core curriculum courses 30 credits
Support courses

Free electives courses

  12 credits

9  credits

Total Credits Required for Graduation 135 credits

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