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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Psychologists study the fundamental concepts of the human brain: behavior and the mind. We draw from many different branches of science in order to study these concepts. We might use techniques from anthropology or sociology to study groups, but might look to biology, chemistry, or computer science when studying individuals.

By combining these approaches, psychologists are able to study the same question from multiple angles. By letting each one inform the other, we gain insights not possible through theory alone.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Christopher Newport University Department of Psychology is to pursue excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. As professors, we are committed to providing students with

knowledge and practice in the science of psychology, the ability to engage in disciplined and systematic inquiry, and the skills to think, act, and communicate rationally, critically, creatively, and ethically. As scholars, we are engaged in research that contributes to the field of psychology, informs our teaching and pedagogy, and mentors our students into independent and thoughtful scholars. As citizens of the Department of Psychology, we aspire to provide service and leadership to our university, civic, and professional communities. As a result of our teaching, scholarship, and service activities, we prepare students to be leaders in their communities and thoughtful citizens who will live lives of consequence and significance. 

The Psychology program from Ramapo College of New Jersey

The Department of Psychology offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Curricular emphases are on fundamental conceptual knowledge, methods of psychological science, practical applications of both knowledge and skills, and theoretical considerations. The psychology curriculum requires courses at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, including courses with laboratory components. Options such as practica, seminars, individual faculty mentored research opportunities, and team research projects are available to majors. The curriculum also offers a wide range of course offerings covering the breadth of modern psychological science. 

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:

  • Elementary Statistics
  • Investigating the Biological Bases of Behavior and Cognition
  • Investigating the Social Context of Behavior and Cognition
  • Statistical Applications in Social Science Research
  • Research Methods in Psychological Science and Laboratory
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Senior Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    530

    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.

General Requirements

  • Essay
  • $65 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver
  • Virginia In-State Tuition Rates Eligibility You must complete all questions in the Residency and Parent/Legal Guardian Residency sections of the application to be eligible for in-state tuition. 
  • Applying to the President’s Leadership and/or Honors Program
  • Select “Yes” for President’s Leadership Program and/or Honors program in the Academics section of the application.
  • Complete the mandatory essay questions.
  • An interview is required in order to be considered for these programs.
  • Submit your most recent official high school transcript. Paper transcripts are accepted, but we encourage electronically submitted transcripts. (Please note: Applications submitted through the Coalition Application will be reviewed using the self-submitted transcript information)
  • Have your SAT, ACT and/or CLT scores sent directly to Christopher Newport (unless you choose to apply test-optional).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13895 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13895 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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