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Biopsychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #394 (BCR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
In this Biopsychology program offered by Thomas Jefferson University, you will study psychology alongside biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, making this an ideal first step into further studies in a variety of experimental psychology settings, neuroscience, health fields, and scientific research. 
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The Biopsychology program is offered by Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University.

A unique balance of psychology and science will give you a distinctive edge and prepare you for a wide variety of graduate school programs. 

You will work closely with faculty to develop an avenue of career possibilities.  First, you select a concentration option – pre-medical, animal behavior, or graduate school – allowing you to adapt your curriculum to your career goals and interests. 

You will also learn to conduct professional-level research, completing an independent research project your senior year.  During your time in the program, you can further enrich your education with internships in research, legal and educational settings; or study abroad anywhere in the world. 

Upon graduation, you will also have first access to further programs at places like Thomas Jefferson University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, thanks to PhilaU affiliation agreements. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in research and in the allied health fields, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, and medicine.


  • Extensive exposure to  science and psychology
  • Close faculty guidance and mentorship
  • Three concentration options
  • Professional research training
  • Affiliations with Thomas Jefferson University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Real-world internship experiences
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Top graduate school placement in variety of medical fields, sciences, or psychology.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology II Lecture and Lab 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Biology I Lecture and Lab 
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Scientific Understanding 
  • Quantitative Reasoning 
  • Quantitative Reasoning II or Free Elective
  • Chemistry I Lecture and Lab 
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab
  • Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 
  • Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Biological Basis of Behavior Core 
  • Psychology Concentration Courses 
  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues
  • Advanced Research in Psychology 
  • Senior Colloquium in Psychology 
  • Biological Basis of Behavior Core 
  • Psychology Distribution Electives 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • An application for admission
  • Students can use The Common Application or the Jefferson Online Application
  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Letter of Recommendation (for an academic recommendation form, click here)
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). Our SAT code is 2666 and our ACT code is 3668.
  • Required academic or college preparatory courses:
  • Four English, three Mathematics (including Algebra II and Geometry), three History and Social Science, two Laboratory Science, and three elective courses.
  • Personal Essay (250 word minimum).

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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