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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Watervliet, NY, United States
One of the most popular majors, the Psychology program of Siena College prepares you to enter graduate programs and/or careers in specialties like clinical health psychology, school psychology, child psychology, forensic psychology and more.
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You’ll also be ready to for success in a wide variety of other careers like non-profit management, human resources, counseling, training and development, education and mediation.

Siena is the #5 College in New York State for Psychology majors to get jobs. As a psychology major, you'll get the skill development necessary for successful careers in the helping and health professions: strong critical thinking, scientific reasoning, communicating with confidence and microcounseling, as well as experience in research and data analysis. You’ll take a wide range of courses in child, adolescent, and adult psychology, as well as courses in personality, abnormal and physiological psychology, perception, testing and research methods. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience in laboratories and internships, as well as through independent research and opportunities to collaborate on faculty research. An 18-credit minor is also offered.

Your future success

Graduates of the Psychology program of Siena College have had considerable success in competitive graduate programs, including those at the University of Connecticut, Seton Hall University, St. John’s University, SUNY Albany, and Lehigh University. Our alumni also have launched successful careers in psychology practices, counseling centers, human resources departments, colleges, and school systems.

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
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Development

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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