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Psychology, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Shreveport, LA, United States
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior. The requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport are designed to introduce the student to the broad spectrum of psychologic knowledge and skills, including an early exposure to research methods and statistics.

Overview

The Psychology major from Louisiana State University in Shreveport prepares students for entry-level employment and for graduate study in psychology and related fields. Two graduate programs offered at LSUS serve to further prepare students for careers in psychology - The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and the Specialist in School Psychology.

The table that follows shows a typical 4 year curriculum of 120 total credit hours which completes a major in Psychology. Entering students should try to follow this sequence of courses. Transfer students should try to incorporate the logic of this course sequence into their curriculum sequence as much as possible. Generally, this sequence puts most of the Gen Ed requirements in the first two years, places the psychology courses in the sequence that we would like you to follow, completes almost all your psychology courses before you would apply for admission to graduate school, and leaves electives for near the end after graduate school application is completed.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Biology
  • Math
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Communications
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • English
  • Social Science Elective
  • Political Science

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Option 1 - Meet the in-state student requirements listed above for appropriate entry term.
  • Option 2 - Have at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum, have a minimum cumulative and core GPA of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale), have an ACT composite score of at least 20 (SAT Combined Score of 1030-1050), and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score (SAT 500) and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (SAT 510).
  • Option 3 - Have at least a 23 Composite on the ACT (SAT Combined Score of 1130-1150) and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score (SAT 500) and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (SAT 510).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    224 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 224 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    224 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 224 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shreveport

  • 959 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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