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Psychology, B.A. / B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1133 (BCR) Muncie, IN, United States
Psychology is one of the most popular majors in the U.S.—opening the door to a wide variety of career opportunities or preparing you for further academic pursuits. Perhaps you’re considering becoming a high school psychology teacher or landing another psychology-related career right after college. Regardless of your goals, the Psychology program of Ball State University will help you achieve them.
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Overview

What You Will Learn

The Psychology program of Ball State University offers a basic understanding of psychological science in both laboratory and experiential settings. Your credits in psychological science coursework will include a solid core of introductory studies, statistics, research methods, and other foundational learning.

Upon that, you’ll build a flexible learning experience tailored to your needs and interests, with broad choices that include coursework in:

  • learning and cognition
  • motivation and emotion
  • personality
  • abnormal psychology
  • diversity
  • social psychology

What Can You Do with a Degree in Psychological Science?

After Ball State, our psychology majors find employment in social service agencies, academics, business, nonprofit, and government organizations. Another popular career path for our graduates is to become a high school teacher. Our alumni have also worked in various student services positions on university campuses, and as trainers and educators for the mentally disabled.

Possible job titles (both with and without additional graduate studies) include:

  • Psychologist
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Nonprofit Employee

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National students can apply on a rolling basis.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychological Science
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods in Psychological Science
  • Professional Ethics in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 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

  • Admission criteria include the strength of your high school curriculum and your performance, curricular patterns, and if your grade trends in academic courses were positive and consistent.
  • No grade point average guarantees admission to Ball State. We look for applicants that have demonstrated above average grades.
  • SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission but scores may be used to meet our English proficiency requirement.
  • Complete the online application for undergraduate admission.
  • You must provide high school transcripts and diplomas from all institutions where you have studied in the past. They must be submitted in English or with an official translation.
  • Passport Photocopy
  • Financial Documentation
  • Register for eShipGlobal to Receive Your Admissions & Immigration Documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25126 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25126 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8138 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8138 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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