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Psychology, B.A.

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Overview

The program offers opportunities for students to apply their classroom knowledge to a variety of real-world situations. Hands-on laboratory experiences give students a chance to design and conduct their own experiments. In the psychology major and its associated service offerings, the program strives for currency in the presentation of theoretical approaches, scientific research, and scholarship. Through emphasis on critical thinking and research methods, the Psychology Department seeks to foster a capacity for lifelong learning. By increasing the student's awareness of the human component in various social, industrial, and professional areas, the program serves to instill a responsible orientation to the application of psychological knowledge toward the betterment of the human condition.  

The BA in psychology provides a broad understanding and appreciation of the field of psychology as a multifaceted discipline with both scientific and humanistic aspects. In addition to the mastery of specific course content, the program seeks to develop the student's ability to think critically about issues in the field. Moreover, the program is designed to help students: (1) integrate their knowledge of psychology with concepts and research from related disciplines, and (2) discover opportunities for application of knowledge in psychology to the solution of human problems. The program serves as preparation for graduate study in psychology or in such areas as law, social work, and public administration. In addition, the program prepares students for entry into bachelor's level careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    38 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Psychology I: Applied Statistics
  • Experimental Psychology II: Research Methods
  • Social Psychology
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Seminar in Psychology
  • Child and Adolscent Psychology
  • Lifespan Development

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • High school transcript
  • If submitting scores, your official SAT or ACT scores sent electronically to William Paterson University from The College Board or the American College Testing Program
  • $50 application fee
  • Admission for international students is based on a review of the appropriate educational documents as well as proficiency in English as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing System (IELTS).

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    10568 USD/semester
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  • National

    10568 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    6468 USD/semester
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  • Part-Time (local, per credit): $ 414
  • Part-Time (national and international, per credit): $ 685

Living costs for Passaic

  • 1226 - 3020 USD/month
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Funding

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