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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
The mission of the psychology major is to provide students with a foundation of concepts, issues, discoveries, and methodologies for the scientific study of psychological processes. In part, this foundation is achieved by exploring a number of perspectives within the field including neuroscientific, perceptual, cognitive, developmental, social, and clinical phenomena. 

Overview

Faculty expect that Skidmore psychology majors will acquire basic knowledge about several areas and gain quantitative and research skills necessary to make informed judgments about psychological research. In addition, students will learn to evaluate, integrate, and think critically about theoretical and applied issues and to communicate their knowledge of psychology effectively through written and oral forms. Thus, students are encouraged to take writing-intensive courses as preparation for the major.

There is no formal program for a minor in psychology. Those interested in taking some psychology courses without actually completing a major are encouraged to select a set of courses relevant to their needs. Members of the department are happy to assist in this selection process.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuroscience: Mind and Behavior
  • Introduction to Neuroscience Research
  • Integrative Seminar in Neuroscience Research 
  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Colloquium in Psychological Science
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Adolescent Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    96

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  • Minimum required score:

    590

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General Requirements

Preparation for Skidmore should include a minimum of four years of English, three or more years of mathematics, three or more years of social science, three or more years of science, and three or more years of a foreign language.

International students and U.S. citizens studying abroad must submit:

  • Transcripts of all secondary- and university-level work completed or currently in progress;
  • SAT or ACT examination results are required if English is not your first language and you have not attended a high school for at least three years where English is the only language of instruction;
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is also required if English is not your first language. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saratoga Springs

  • 1282 - 2800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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