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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sweet Briar, VA, United States
One of the most popular programs at Sweet Briar, psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Students explore how our minds work and how to understand ourselves and others. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills that are applicable across many career paths, as well as for post-graduate work.
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Overview

Psychology is a core discipline in the sciences at Sweet Briar. The program is grounded in research, coursework and off-campus experiences. Because of our small class sizes, faculty know students well and can tailor the program to advance specific academic and professional goals. Students work with the clinical tools psychologists use and have the opportunity to conduct independent research projects and statistical analyses with pro software. They work with faculty on original research and projects that can last for years. This is a common model in graduate school, but not at the undergraduate level.

The program offers both a B.A. and B.S. degree. The B.A,, framed by our liberal arts curriculum, affords flexibility and the opportunity for a double major. The B.S. emphasizes research and training in science, math and neuroscience. Most majors with a B.S. pursue graduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)

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

Programme Structure

  • Introductory Psychology 
  • Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 
  • Experimental Psychology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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General Requirements

  • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
  • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
  • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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