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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The Department of Psychology offers undergraduate students both a major and a minor in Psychology at Georgetown University. Both are designed to expose students to the range of perspectives that make up modern academic psychology: historical and theoretical perspectives; psychological development; and social, cultural, clinical, cognitive, and biological approaches.
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Overview

The Program

Courses in the Psychology program from Georgetown University are taught by faculty accomplished in both theoretical and empirical research. Upper-level seminars are also offered by senior graduate students. Students receive a strong foundation in research methods for the social sciences while enjoying the flexibility to choose from two different areas of study.

The Department’s Honors Program provides qualified students intensive, hands-on research experience working closely with faculty mentors. All undergraduates are encouraged to seek research assistantships with faculty members whose research interests them. Our undergraduate research assistants are currently working in faculty labs on a variety of projects, including infant learning from screen media, cultural studies of emotion, and procedural justice with juvenile offenders.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Psychology
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Philosophy of Psychology: Cognitive Science
  • Social Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Lifespan Development 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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