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Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Psychology majors at The University of Alabama have a wide range of interests. Anyone preparing for a career that involves contact with other people can benefit from taking classes in psychology. Among the common pre-professional concentrations for psychology majors are pre-medical, pre-physical therapy, pre-law, pre-occupational therapy, and pre-physical therapy.
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Special Opportunities

The Psychology department honors program is designed to afford qualified majors the opportunity to participate in activities to prepare for graduate training in psychology. The two-year program is research-oriented and involves interactions with selected faculty and peers in an enriched and accelerated academic environment. Completion of the program is contingent on the submission of an independently conducted research project equivalent in quality to a master’s thesis. 

Psychology majors at The University of Alabama who are in the second semester of the sophomore year with nine hours of coursework in psychology (including PY 101 Intro To Psychology, PY 211 Elem Statistical Methods and a 300-level course) to be completed by the end of the semester may apply for admission to the psychology department honors program. A completed application and interview by the Departmental Honors Committee are required before acceptance. To be accepted, it is recommended that a student must have at least a 3.5 GPA in psychology coursework and a 3.3 cumulative GPA; however, meeting these standards does not guarantee admission.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Many psychology majors apply to a variety of graduate programs. There are Ph.D. and masters programs in both clinical and non-clinical aspects of psychology in graduate psychology departments. Doctorates and masters degrees may also be earned in school psychology and counseling in many colleges of education, human development and social work.

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:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • English Composition 
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Supervised Undergraduate Research
  • Child Psychology
  • Attitudes and Theories of Persuasion
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • History and Systems in Psychology
  • Senior Honors Seminar

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Recommended score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 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

  • Complete your Online Application and pay the application fee.
  • 2-3 days after completing the application, check the email account that you listed on your application. You will be sent your CWID (Identification number) via email.
  • Copy of your passport
  • Relevant visa and immigration documents (this includes PR card, current visa, or F-1/ J-1 visa request and supporting documents.)
  • All students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tuscaloosa

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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