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Psychology

Bowdoin College

48 months
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55822 USD/year
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About

The Psychology program of Bowdoin College examines contemporary perspectives on principles of human behavior in areas ranging from cognition, language, development, and behavioral neuroscience to interpersonal relations and psychopathology.

Overview

Students in the Psychology program of Bowdoin College may elect digital and computational studies, education, or environmental studies; or to major in neuroscience, sponsored jointly by the Departments of Psychology and Biology. Its approach emphasizes scientific methods of inquiry and analysis.

Learning Goals

Goal 1: Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, basic research findings, and methods in psychology.

  • Breadth in the discipline is accomplished through PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology and the 2000-level topics courses. Majors are required to complete three topics courses; minors are required to complete at least two. Depth is achieved through 2700-level laboratory courses and the 3000-level seminar courses in which students demonstrate mastery of methodologies and literature in two or more sub-disciplines.

Goal 2: Apply principles of psychology to better understand one’s own and others’ behavior and mental processes as found in the real world.

  • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology, topics courses, and seminars emphasize the relevance of psychological principles and findings to everyday life.

Goal 3: Develop an understanding of the social and cultural context of psychology.

  • Across the psychology curriculum, social and cultural differences (e.g., class, ethnicity, gender, race) are discussed and analyzed as factors that influence, and are influenced by, human behavior.

Goal 4: Rigorously evaluate the methods, findings, and conclusions in published research.

  • Although courses across the psychology curriculum encourage rigorous questioning of the existing literature, this expectation is most thoroughly actualized by students in advanced seminars.

Goal 5: Acquire skills to empirically test questions and claims about behavior and mental processes.

  • In PSYC 2510 Research Design in Psychology, PSYC 2520 Data Analysis, and laboratory courses, students develop the tools necessary to apply the scientific method by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.

Goal 6: Design and conduct original research.

  • Laboratory courses, advanced seminars, and independent study and honors courses require students to move beyond evaluating previous research to formulate and test novel questions and hypotheses.

Goal 7: Communicate effectively through written, oral, and other modes (e.g., videos, images, graphs).

  • Students learn to effectively convey their knowledge and critical analysis of the literature and their research findings in research design. These skills are further developed in laboratory courses and advanced seminars.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology
  • Infant and Child Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Brain, Behavior, and Evolution
  • Research Design in Psychology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and personal essay, application fee (nonrefundable) or fee waiver.
  • Bowdoin Supplement
  • Counselor Recommendation - Advisor's estimate of candidate's character and accomplishments
  • Secondary School Report - Information concerning candidate's school offerings and environment
  • Secondary School Record - Transcript
  • Mid-Year Report OR official school transcript at Mid-Year - Report of mid-year grades and performance
  • Teacher Evaluation - An evaluation completed by a teacher who has taught applicant either junior or senior year in an academic core subject
  • Students whose first language is not English must submit official results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), from Duolingo English Test (DET) or from Cambridge English Assessment (CEA)
  • Bowdoin accepts independent interviews from vendors, such as Initialview or Vericant, from our international applicants

Tuition Fee

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    55822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55822 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    55822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55822 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Brunswick

1247 - 1936 USD /month
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Funding

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