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Genetics and Counseling Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Allentown, PA, United States
The Bachelor in Genetics and Counseling Psychology program is multidisciplinary, drawing on course work particularly from the Departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology.
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Overview

Within the context of the college’s mission, this Bachelor in Genetics and Counseling Psychology program from Cedar Crest College encourages its graduates to take a leadership role in an emerging healthcare field and to use independent thinking skills to investigate the real world impact of genetic variation. As our understanding of the nature of human variation improves, so will our understanding of the nature of risk. Students completing this major develop an appreciation for the complexity of human traits, as well as the strengths and limitations of existing and emerging approaches to understand the bases of traits and the etiology of disorders with at least some heritable variation. 

Program outcomes

  • Students can demonstrate knowledge of the basic genetic principles that govern heredity and normal cellular function, and demonstrate a basic understanding of inherited genetic disorders.
  • Students can demonstrate knowledge of the psychology foundations of human behavior, learning, memory, sensation and perception, and development over the lifespan, and demonstrate a basic understanding of abnormal psychology.
  • Students can demonstrate knowledge of the counseling profession and demonstrate an understanding of the practice and profession of counselors and the multiple contexts of counseling. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations in Biology
  • Genetics
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemical Principles
  • Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis
  • Health Professions
  • Introduction to Health Professions
  • Science, Ethics and Society
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

    • Complete a free application: Online CCC International Student Application
    • A required personal essay (minimum of 3 paragraphs)
    • Original score reports of one of the following to demonstrate proficiency in the English language: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT

* TOEFL or IELTS test must have been taken within the past two years.

    • Official transcripts (academic records) from your high school (secondary school.)

    • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic counselor in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

  • Copy of foreign passport and current U.S. visa (if applicable)
  • Financial/Bank Statements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Allentown

  • 1110 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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