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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #703 (BCR) , NV,
Psychology majors learn about human behavior and its context. They study motivations, capacities and human abilities, and practitioners put this knowledge to work in the alleviation of human suffering. Contemporary psychology is somewhat divided into different approaches or theories for understanding behavior. The organisms considered may range from chimps to pigeons, from humans to amoebas.

About

Some psychologists believe it is most important to understand physiological processes (biological approach); others rarely, if ever, consider physiology. Some psychologists insist that we must investigate the deepest thoughts of the unconscious mind (psychoanalysis); others seek to understand mental structures and processes that underlie human performance (cognitivists). Meanwhile, others study the situated actions of organisms and deny that "mind" can be separated from this level of analysis (behaviorism). Psychology is far from being a unified field of research and practice. This will be one of the questions you will have to answer for yourself: which field, or perspective, of psychology is the most interesting to you.

Areas of study include the physiology of the brain and nervous system, cognition, learning, child psychology, abnormal psychology and animal behavior.

Where Can I Go With Psychology?
A basic knowledge of psychology can illuminate some basic principles of behavior -- a tremendous asset if you want to communicate effectively, persuade, supervise or teach. Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate degrees. Many majors use it as a base for a liberal arts education, or as a foundation for work in other fields such as medicine, law, business, human services, management, sales and the like.

In addition to those listed, students might be interested in pursuing a degree in related areas oriented toward applied practice. Two of these options, not described here, are a master's degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP), which is offered by the College of Education, and a master's degree in Social Work (MSW), offered through the Division of Health Science.

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:
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Perception
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Memory
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Basic Principles of Psychotherapy
  • Personality
  • Elementary Analysis of Behavior
  • Appl Behav Analysis
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Radical Behaviorism

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshman student, you must be a graduate of an approved or accredited high school and satisfy the below requirements:
Domestic Students:
  • 3.0 High School Academic Grade-Point Average
  • Test Scores
  • College Transcripts
  • High School Diploma
International Students:
  • International Student Application with $95.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Verification of having met the English requirement
  • Financial documents
  • Copy of passport biographical page
  • Authorization to Release Information (If you are working with an agent or wish to give permission to another person to receive information about your application status)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14188 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14188 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    14188 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14188 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Reno

  • 860 - 1230 USD/month
    Living Costs

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