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Psychology, B.Sc.

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University rank #501 (WUR) , MT,
Psychology is the scientific study and application of knowledge concerning the behavioral and cognitive processes of humans and other animals. The Psychology Department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology.


This degree prepares students for employment in applied settings or for graduate study in psychology and related fields. Students who choose not to continue toward a graduate degree may find employment in a wide variety of organizations and agencies as well as in research settings where knowledge of behavior and cognition is useful. For such students, a B.S. in psychology offers a broad liberal arts background. Those students who obtain an advanced degree (typically an M.S. or a Ph.D.) may find employment in research settings, academic settings, or private practice, although individuals with advanced degrees also work in a wide variety of other organizations.
The psychology curriculum introduces students to the basic scientific and applied areas of the discipline. It emphasizes theories, methods, and terminology, as well as research findings in each of psychology's major subareas. Students learn about various research methods used to study psychological phenomena, as well as the strengths and limitations of each. Students conduct psychological research or perform fieldwork in a setting related to psychology, gaining experience that forms the basis for the Senior Thesis Capstone course.
Applied Psychology OptionStudents interested in areas of applied psychology such as industrial/organizational psychology, human resource management, or organizational behavior, may consider the Applied Psychology Option and may choose elective courses in such disciplines as business, management, industrial and management engineering, or statistics.
Psychological Science OptionStudents interested in areas of psychological science may choose elective courses in disciplines such as sociology, political science, computer science, or statistics.
Students interested in advanced study in clinical psychology or counseling psychology may follow either the Psychological Science Option or the Applied Psychology Option and should choose elective courses in such disciplines as human development, pre-med, or statistics.
Students in either psychology option should consider developing a minor or second major in an area that enhances career interests. Information regarding these options is available through the Psychology Advising Office, Psychology Faculty Advisors, and the Psychology Department website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Required courses may include :

  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Cognitive
  • Sensation & Perception
  • Memory & Cognition
  • Judgment & Decision Making
  • Social/Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Psychology of Prejudice
  • Developmental/Psychopathology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • The Psychology of Film
  • Fund Psychology of Learning
  • Applied Critical Thinking
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Behavior Modification
  • Health Psychology
  • Consciousness
  • History & System in Psychology
  • Indust & Organiz Psych

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements (Resident and Non-Resident)

  • Graduation from a high school accredited by the state accrediting agency or a passing score on an approved high school equivalency exam such as HiSET or GED, for example. Students who complete their secondary education through home schooling or at unaccredited secondary schools may be admitted as long as they have satisfactorily performed on the ACT or the SAT tests.
  • MSU Academic Requirements:
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale), OR
  • ACT Enhanced Composite score of 22, OR
  • SAT Combined Critical Reading/Mathematics/Writing score of 1540, OR
  • Rank in the upper half of the graduating class
  • AND
  • Successful completion of a College Preparatory Curriculum. Non-resident applicants who have not completed the college preparatory requirements stated below may satisfy the requirements by providing evidence that they have completed a similar college preparatory program required by their home state:
  • Four years of English: courses should emphasize the development of written and oral communication skills and literature.
  • Three years of Mathematics: courses should include algebra I, geometry, and algebra II (or the sequential content equivalent of these courses). Students are encouraged to take a math course in their senior year.
  • Three years of Social Studies: courses should include one year of global studies (such as world history or world geography), American history, government, economics, Indian history, psychology, sociology, or other third-year courses.
  • Two years of Laboratory Science: one year should be earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics, and the other year can be one of the above sciences or another approved college preparatory science.
  • Two years of elective courses: foreign language (preferably two years), computer science, visual and performing arts, or approved vocational education units.
  • The following categories of students are exempt from the admissions requirements above:
  • Non-Traditional age students (out of high school more than 3 years from graduation date or expected graduation date)
  • Non-Degree undergraduate students
  • In order to begin a University Academic Plan at Montana State University, students must demonstrate readiness in areas of mathematics and writing. Typically, students demonstrate their readiness through scores earned on standardized examinations:
  • Math: ACT Math of 22+ or SAT Math of 520+
  • Writing: ACT English/Writing of 18+ or SAT Writing of 440+ or minimum score of 7 on either of the essay sub-sections.
Application Procedure
  • Admission Application: An application for admission may be submitted online or downloaded and printed; if completing the paper application, please return the completed and signed application form to the Office of Admissions. The application may also be obtained from a high school counselor or directly from the Office of Admissions.
  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $38 online application or $30 paper application. Checks should be made payable to Montana State University. The application fee will not be waived or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application for admission will be processed.
  • Student Self-Report Form (included in the Admissions Application): This form, required of all first-time applicants who have been out of high school less than three years, will be used to determine admission status prior to the receipt of the final, post-graduation high school transcript.
  • High School Transcript: After graduation, a complete and official transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Office of Admissions. Courses completed, GPA (on a 4.0 scale), rank in class, and official date of graduation must be posted.
  • Approved High School Equivalency Exam: If an approved high school equivalency exam was taken in lieu of high school graduation, an official score report/transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the Department of Education from the state in which the exam was given.
  • ACT/SAT Scores: All first-time incoming freshmen are required to take either the American College Test "ACT" (MSU School code is 2420) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test "SAT" (MSU School code is 4488). MSU does not accept the SAT Subject Tests (formally SAT II Subject Test) for admissions purposes. Test scores are used in determining admission status, awarding certain scholarships, and in assisting with academic planning. Non-traditional applicants who graduated three or more years prior to the semester in which they intend to enroll are not required to submit ACT/SAT test results. Arrangements to take the ACT test on campus may be made by contacting the MSU Testing Service at 406-994-6984.
  • College/University Transcripts: Applicants who have attended another college or university, whether credit was earned or not, must have an official transcript sent directly from each institution to the Office of Admissions after all final grades have been posted. If the college or university participates in secure electronic transmission of official transcripts, the transcripts should be sent to: For more information on how college/university courses will transfer to MSU, refer to the "Evaluation of Transfer Credit" section.
  • Advanced Placement (AP): Applicants who have completed an Advanced Placement Examination should request that the official scores be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam will be granted college credit with a Pass grade for the equivalent courses. For more information on how AP courses will transfer to MSU, refer to the AP Course Equivalencies website.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Applicants who have completed an International Baccalaureate Examination should request that the official scores be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. IB Exams with scores of 4 or higher (Higher Level only) will be granted college credit with a Pass grade for equivalent courses. For more information on how IB courses will transfer to MSU, refer to the IB Course Equivalencies website.

Tuition Fee

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    32070 USD/year
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  • National Applies to you

    16750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16750 USD per year and a duration of  .
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  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
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