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Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #394 (BCR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Psychology program is offered by Thomas Jefferson University . A broad range of psychology courses coupled with research, internships, and study-abroad experiences will thoroughly prepare you for graduate programs at top schools.
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The Psychology program is offered by Thomas Jefferson University . You have the power to tailor your curriculum to match your unique ambitions. You will choose half of the 16 psychology classes you need to take for your major – a more thorough curriculum than many other programs.  Required courses include very popular topics like Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology. You will also have the opportunity to declare a minor of your choice, to further tailor your education for your particular interests.

You will also learn how to conduct professional-level research, completing an independent senior research project – a great opportunity to join our growing number of published undergraduates. 

With the close attention of our faculty members, you can identify and plan for your career goals.  Find your passions with internships at places like the District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia School District; or while studying abroad anywhere in the world - like Italy, Australia, and the prestigious Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Denmark, just to name a few.

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) also offers two combined degree programs: the B.S. in Psychology/M.S. in Occupational Therapy and the B.S. in Psychology/M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling. Please visit the Combined Degree Programs page for information about these programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122-137 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Scientific Understanding
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Psychology Distribution Electives
  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication
  • American Diversity
  • Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 
  • Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 
  • Psychology Distribution Electives 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • To apply online as an undergraduate student, complete the Jefferson Online Application or Common Application and submit all supporting materials before the deadlines.
  • To be considered for admission to Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University), first year applicants must submit:
  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • SAT and/or ACT scores. The PhilaU code for the SAT is 2666 and the ACT is 3668.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who can speak to your academic preparation and college readiness.
  • Essay of at least 250 words.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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