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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Psychology program at Clark Atlanta University's aims are to develop in students the abilities to question and think critically and to become independent investigators and to impart a philosophy of appreciation for a developing and maturing science based on well-grounded experimental evidence.

Outcomes

In addition to regular classroom work, the internship (PSY488) course provides an opportunity for students to work in a psychological agency in order to acquire practical experience in psychological work and a better understanding of human relations. Students design their cooperative experience in collaboration with a sponsoring agency and Psychology faculty, ensuring that the proposed experience parallels and enhances their academic studies. Prerequisite: PSY 211 and Department approval.

Students considering graduate studies in psychology should plan their major with the guidance of their assigned Department advisor so that elective courses may be tailored to their specific career and educational goals. Students with majors other than psychology who find psychology courses relevant to their educational needs are welcome to register for those classes if they have taken the prerequisite courses. 

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:

  • English Composition 
  • U.S., Africa and the World
  • Pre-Calculus
  • General Biology 
  • Information Technology and Computer Application
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    32

    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:

    4.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission: either The Common Application, Clark Atlanta Application, OR the Common Black College Application
  • Non-refundable $35 application fee 
  • Official high school transcript(s) or GED certificate
  • Test score results from the SAT or ACT. International students from non-English speaking secondary schools may submit the TOEFL or IELTS instead of the ACT or SAT.
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school counselor
  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher
  • Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Resume (optional)
  • Essay Topics: Students using the Common App may use any of the essay prompts provided. Students submitting an essay separately from their application should write 500 words or less on ONE of the following topics: 
  • How do you feel Clark Atlanta University would prepare you for future leadership?
  • Who has had the greatest influence in your life thus far, and why?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18990 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18990 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    18990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18990 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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