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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Mascoutah, IL, United States
The Psychology program offered by the McKendree University equips students with a greater sense of self-awareness, understanding of others, and fundamental skills relevant to behavior change.
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Overview

If you truly want to help people and enjoy trying to figure them out, then a psychology major may be perfect for you. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. You’ll focus on the development of theories and laws to understand, explain, predict and change behavior. You’ll also gain a greater sense of:

  • Self-awareness
  • An understanding of others
  • Fundamental skills relevant to behavior change

The Psychology program offered by the McKendree University focuses on the development of theories and laws to understand, explain, predict, and change behavior. The Psychology major will provide you with a broad overview of psychology and prepare students who plan to attend graduate school or who have general career plans in the field. 

Career prospects

Graduates in Psychology find employment in mental health clinics, crisis centers, substance abuse programs, social work agencies, eldercare facilities, human resources and personnel departments, criminal justice facilities, and the education system. Their work can include professional counseling within schools or the community, occupational therapy, sports psychology, law, divinity, clinical social work, to name a few.

Some of the companies that our recent graduates are working for include:

  • Call for Help, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chestnut Health System
  • Nestle Purina

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are invited to apply as early as August 1 preceding your senior year of high school.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Pyschological Statistics
  • Biopsychology
  • Adult Developmental Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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

    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:

    520

    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.

General Requirements

  • You will need to complete and submit an application for First Year admission.
  • You will need to submit an official copy of your secondary school transcripts and completion certificate. All transcripts must be translated into the English language.

Proof of English:

  • TOEFL Paper Based - 520
  • Computer Based - 190
  • Internet Based - 70
  • IELTS 6.0
  • SAT Critical Reading - 500
  • ACT English - 20

Optional:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Mascoutah

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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