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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The field of psychology can be both applied and theoretical, and is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing together aspects of the natural and social sciences, humanities and the arts to address specific problems. For example, research psychologists might study the functions of neurons in the brain, complex mathematical processes, how to collect and analyze data, the growth of children, health and behavioral physiology, learning in animals, psychological stress, the basis of artistic talent, evolution, sensory perception, parent-infant attachment, psychiatric disorders or any of a wide variety of other topics.

The undergraduate major in Psychology provides students with an understanding of the major questions and methodologies across Psychology, including a common core of statistical and experimental methods courses. Upper division courses and projects allow students to explore the various substantive specialties in psychology, and to identify the areas of psychology that they might wish to pursue further. Many students with an undergraduate degree in psychology go on to graduate study in psychology or closely related fields such as cognitive science or organizational behavior, as well as other fields such as social work, medicine and law. The psychology program strongly encourages further graduate study, and supports its undergraduate majors in reaching this goal by providing opportunities to work with faculty on research.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  •  Introduction to Psychology
  •  Analysis of Psychological Data
  •  Research Methods in Psychology
  •  Freshman Seminar
  •  Internship in Psychology
  •  Lower Division Undergraduate Research
  •  Lower Division Directed Group Study
  •  Lower Division Individual Study
  •  Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
  •  History of Psychology
  •  Health Psychology
  •  Alcohol, Drugs, and Behavior
  •  Health Disparities
  •  Cognition, Affect, and Health
  •  Developmental Psychology
  •  Neurodevelopmental Cognitive, Language and Learning Disorders
  •  Adolescent Development
  •  Language Acquisition
  •  Cognitive Development
  •  Conceptual Development
  •  Development of the Social Mind
  •  Cognitive Development and Education

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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:

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

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Academic Requirements

  • GPA is 3.0 or better (3.4 for nonresidents), based on the completed “a-g” courses, as described below in calculating your GPA.
  • You have already taken the required examination or will take it by December of your senior year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20806 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Merced

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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