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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Riverside, OH, United States
In the Psychology program at California Baptist University, students study human relationships, behavior and the mind, exploring the human experience through research, theory and hands-on training. Expert Christian professors, who themselves have years of practical experience in their fields of study, stress the connections between psychology and biblical truth.
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Overview

Why study the Psychology program at California Baptist University?

CBU has a friendly, caring culture that sets it apart from other universities. The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a number of events for students to interact with faculty and fellow students from both graduate and undergraduate CBSS programs. Additionally, internships, research programs and mentoring prepare students for the work force or graduate level study.

Our students are required to complete a capstone project where they conduct their own research study from start to finish over the period of four semesters. They then present their findings in a poster presentation that is open to other students and faculty. In addition, students have the option to conduct a more ambitious research study and apply to present at the Annual CBU Student Research Colloquium. Students may also apply for a role as a research assistant in order to assist a faculty member in their ongoing research.

Career opportunities

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    47 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Psychology
  • Found Skills in Behav Sciences 
  • Epistemology & Worldview
  • Statistics & Rsrch Methodology 
  • History & Systems of Psychology
  • Life Span Development
  • Theories of personality

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:

    5.5

    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.

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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

  • Official transcripts. Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An essay or personal statement. Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at CBU?"
  • Minimum of 430 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  on the SAT.
  • Minimum of 16 on the English section of the ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Traditional Program Per Unit 1,267 USD 

Funding

Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT
International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)
  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above
Need-Based Grants 
  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

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