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Psychology, BA/BS

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Idaho Falls, ID, United States
Psychology from Idaho State University ranges from the natural to the social sciences and includes such diverse topics as brain function, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, development, personality, and social behavior.
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Psychology from Idaho State University assists students in developing their skills in library research, scientific writing, public presentations, and computer applications. Psychology students are encouraged to participate in research projects and community practicums. They also become aware of the various career options related to the major. By providing a broad-based education and the aforementioned skills, the major prepares students for entry-level positions in business, government, and a wide range of human service positions. The major also prepares students for graduate education and careers in psychology as well as areas such as law and public service, medicine and health-related professions, business programs emphasizing organizational development and human resources, and seminary.

Graduates with Psychology from Idaho State University will display competence in the following areas:

  • Basic Knowledge of the Major and Careers in Psychology: knowledge of departmental goals and degree requirements for psychology majors and about possible careers in and/or related to psychology.
  • Psychological Knowledge: integration of knowledge and theories across topics within the domains of psychology.
  • Skills in Psychological Science and Critical Thinking: competence in the conceptual and technical aspects related to psychological scientific inquiry (including information technology, computer applications, and scientific methodology and analysis).  Ability to think critically about psychological knowledge and scientific methodology.
  • Effective Communication: in both oral and written form, about issues within the field of psychology.
  • Appreciation for Individual Differences, Cultural Context, and Multiculturalism: knowledge pertaining to individual and cultural differences and their importance in community and public policy decisions, and knowledge about how individuals and groups are influenced by the cultural context(s) in which they live.

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:

  • Child Development
  • Theories of Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience 
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Cognitive Process
  • Careers in Psychology
  • History of Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • 18 ACT or 1030 SAT (950 old SAT)
  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • English Proficiency 
  • Submit your school transcripts and records
  • Submit proof of financial support
  • Submit a copy of the biographical page of your current passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24494 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24494 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24494 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24494 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7872 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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