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Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #901 (ARWU) New York City, NY, United States
What makes people behave as they do? How does the human mind work? And how can we use this knowledge in today's world? We offer a bachelor degree in Psychology at the Union College. 
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Overview

As a Union College Psychology major, you will explore such questions as you engage in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. You will enjoy small classes, enriching internship opportunities and collaboration on research with faculty.

The Department of Psychology offers a broad range of courses. After taking Psychology 100, students choose from courses in such areas as social psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, personality, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, cognitive psychology, statistics, experimental methods and neuroscience.

By junior year, students begin to take advanced seminars in their areas of interest. They also do independent fieldwork and research one-on-one with their professors, both for course credit during the academic year and through paid research internships in the summer. Many students do one or more independent projects for course credit in the form of independent fieldwork, research or thesis.

There are no more than 45 students in introductory courses, 20 to 25 students in basic courses and eight to 14 students in seminars. The department emphasizes a collegial model of learning in which students become active participants with faculty. Each year, several students co-author published papers and/or give presentations of their work at national and regional psychology conferences.

Careers After Union

  • Psychology majors go into a wide variety of fields. Many, either immediately after graduation or within a few years, enter graduate programs. Some of them enroll in professional schools for medicine, dentistry, law, education or nursing; others pursue business-related programs for master's degrees in business or healthcare administration.
  • Many majors seek advanced degrees in clinical or counseling psychology or related fields such as social work and speech pathology. Each year several majors enter graduate programs leading to the doctorate in various areas of academic psychology.

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: 

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology
  • Neuroscience: Mind & Behavior
  • Neurobiology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Health Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Apply online using the Common Application or the Coalition Application.
  • Union is SAT/ACT optional 
  • TOEFL, IELTS or the Duolingo English Test is required for all applicants whose first language is not English.
  • Interviews are required for all Chinese and Vietnamese citizens and are recommended for all applicants.
  • CSS Profile and Financial Forms are required for all those applying for need-based financial aid.
  • Other requirements: Essay (part of the online application), Official Secondary School Transcripts/Exam Scores, Teacher and Counselor Recommendation Letters.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56853 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56853 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56853 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56853 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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