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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Why do siblings often turn out so different? Do pets reduce stress in their owners? What is it that makes us attracted to one person but not another? Whatever questions bring you to Eckerd College for a psychology degree, you’ll be glad you came. We combine hands-on learning, liberal arts classes and daily interaction with Ph.D. professors to teach you skills you simply won’t get at other schools.
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Overview

Students majoring in psychology have the option of completing either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The B.A. program is intended for students who want a strong background in psychology as preparation for careers in such areas as law, public health, and medicine. The B.S. program is intended for students who plan to go to graduate school in some area of psychology. Both programs provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge regarding theoretical approaches, research methodologies, and practical applications of psychology’s many sub-fields. The B.S. program additionally provides extensive hands-on experience with designing, conducting, and analyzing original research projects.

The psychology program at Eckerd College is different from most programs. At other schools, students often take so-called advanced classes after completing only the introductory psychology course. This results in courses where some of the students have had several psychology classes, while other students have relatively little background. How does a professor teach such a class? He or she must teach it at a level which is just one step up from the introductory level – creating a great deal of redundancy and limiting the depth of instruction. At Eckerd, however, we design courses so that they build upon one another, creating a sequence of increasing power. Our students are taught how to perform at the level of graduate students by their senior year so that they can work with faculty members involved in professional research.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Methods I: Research in Psychology
  • Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Human Learning and Cognition
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Advanced Statistics and Research Design
  • Psychological Tests and Measurements
  • History and Systems
  • Advanced Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Eckerd College Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT): SAT code: 5223/ ACT code: 0731
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Financial aid and scholarships are available through an ambitious financial aid program that benefits about 96% of Eckerd students. Approximately $43 million in financial aid was awarded last year. Assistance packages may include a combination of scholarships, grants, work aid, and loans. The average award last year from all sources was $26,000 and the range was from $1,000 to $42,000.

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