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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #55 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Department of Psychology offers a general program of study for students who desire a broad background in contemporary psychology, as well as an honors program for those who desire a greater immersion in psychological science. The department also offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduates to gain research experience through active participation in faculty research projects.
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Overview

The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science assembles the talents of more than two dozen faculty members actively engaged in advancing the scientific study of brain, behavior, and cognitive processes. The undergraduate program introduces students to the major areas of contemporary psychology: clinical science, human cognition, developmental psychology, social psychology, and neuroscience. Clinical science studies human personality, emotion, abnormal behavior, and therapeutic treatments. Human cognition includes the study of processes such as perceiving, learning, remembering, attention and awareness, decision making, and the neural mechanisms underlying these processes. Developmental psychology examines human development from conception through adulthood. Social psychology examines interpersonal and intergroup relations and the influence of social conditions on behavior, cognition, and emotion. Neuroscience studies the structure and function of the brain and how nerve cells process sensory information about the environment, mediate decisions, and control motor actions.

Research involvement is encouraged as it provides direct experience with the important questions and methods associated with contemporary psychological science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality
  • Emotion

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

You may apply using either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Select one application method and submit all materials through that method; do not submit both. All parts of the application should be submitted by the published deadlines.

  • All required parts of either the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

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