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Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
Recognizing that the field of psychology is broad and diverse, The Department of Psychology from University of Oklahoma offers its students a variety of opportunities to be best prepared for the subfield that they hope to pursue. The B.S. degree in psychology is designed to provide additional training and experience in research.
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Students can choose to study many of psychology's stimulating subareas: brain and biological bases of behavior, cognition, consciousness, development, personality, stress and coping, social behavior, abnormal behavior, human factors, group dynamics, occupational health and safety, industrial and organizational, and much more! 

So, what's my degree?

The Department of Psychology from University of Oklahoma offers two degrees at the undergraduate level: the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in psychology. 

The program of study that culminates in a B.A. degree provides the student with experience and training necessary to pursue post-baccalaureate education in psychology and other professional areas or to secure employment immediately following completion of the undergraduate degree, and with the broad education essential to the formation of a well-rounded, informed individual. 

 The B.S. degree program is most appropriate for those students who want to significantly enhance their competitive standing for admission to doctoral training in psychology - although it should be noted that the majority of our B.A. degree students have been highly successful in achieving graduate school acceptance as well. Any student who meets the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences may pursue the B.A. degree in psychology; the B.S. degree program requires an application and a faculty sponsor. 

The department also offers two different minor program options for undergraduate students: psychology and pre-health social sciences.

For students who wish to continue their education beyond their bachelor's degree, OU offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in psychology. In addition, a Master of Arts in organizational dynamics degree is offered on the OU-Tulsa campus.

Do my interests fit?

Psychology students typically have interests in:

  • Human thought
  • Behavior
  • Emotions
  • Health
  • Social sciences
  • Communication
  • Computer

What kind of career could I pursue?

  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals
  • Research institutes
  • Public policy institutes
  • Government agencies
  • Companies and corporations
  • Advertising agencies
  • School systems
  • Residential facilities

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 included:

  • Principles of English Composition
  • Precalculus & Trigonometry
  • Calculus  for Business, Life & Social Sciences
  • Calculus & Analytic Geometry
  • American Federal Government
  • Elements of Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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