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Psychology, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sioux Center, IA, United States
As a major in the Psychology program of Augustana University, you’ll work with expert professors, who are each actively working in their field. The program offers valuable hands-on learning experiences through practicums (internships) and research opportunities.
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Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. It focuses on questions relating to why people behave, feel, and think the way they do. Courses in the psychology department introduce students to the methods and findings of psychological research, but also provide students with opportunities to explore the application of psychological theories. Our students are encouraged to enrich their education by studying psychology abroad, getting involved in research, gaining hands-on experience in a practicum, and joining Psychology Club.

Areas of Study

The Psychology program of Augustana University can open the door to a variety of career paths. Students are required to complete several core courses in psychology, but also have the flexibility to take electives that allow them to tailor their education to their career goals. Students may focus their education by completing an optional emphasis within the major. Emphases available to psychology majors include:

  • Counseling/Clinical Emphasis
  • Neuroscience Emphasis
  • Social Services Emphasis
  • Research Emphasis
  • Business/Human Resources Emphasis

Alternatively, students may design their own plan of study from the wide array of courses offered as part of the major. Students are encouraged to work with psychology faculty members to help them choose the specific courses that match their interests and needs.

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:

  • General Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Life-Span Human Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling and Psychotheraphy

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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    550

    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:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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

  • Apply online using the Augustana online application form or using the Common Application.
  • All secondary and post-secondary transcripts and/or national exam scores.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.
  • A Personal Statement (250 words minimum) describing a significant challenge you have overcome.
  • College Preparation Test Scores and/or English Language Test Scores from one or more of the following tests: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test, PTE, IKEN, TEC CBT, ELS Language Center's.
  • Financial Statement showing sufficient resources to support yourself for one academic year.
  • Completed International Student Financial Ability Form.
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sioux Center

  • 1188 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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