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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The curriculum has been designed to align with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major. This means that you will be taking courses and developing skills that the APA feels are critical to the study of psychology. These guidelines were developed to reflect best practices in the field of psychology and represent the recommendations of psychologists from across the country. In the freshman and sophomore years, students will build an educational foundation in Psychology and core competencies that will prepare you for upper division studies.

You will learn to write and speak clearly and effectively; to use technology to locate information and communicate; to evaluate the quality and objectivity of research findings; to collaborate with others; and to think critically and ethically. You will learn theories and concepts to explain human behavior from a variety of perspectives, including biological, cognitive, and socio-cultural viewpoints, and be able to apply what you learn in the classroom to the real world. You will have an understanding of how factors like race, gender, and cultural background impact one’s experience and values. And, most importantly, you will identify and develop skills and experiences relevant to achieving your career and life goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Personality Theory
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Intercultural Psychology
  • Drug Use and Abuse
  • Sports Psychology.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    69

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application, including additional documents
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee
  • Submit official secondary/college transcripts
  • Show language proficiency
  • Upon admission, you will be asked to submit a statement of financial support (Issuance of Form I-20 will take place after admission and once proof of funds have been verified through the statement of financial support)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    34134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rancho Palos Verdes

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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