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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
San Francisco, CA, United States| Online
In this BA in Psychology program from Golden Gate University you will gain rigorous training in foundational psychology concepts and have the opportunity to master relevant skills that align with a variety of career and professional goals.
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Overview

As a Psychology student at Golden Gate University you will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology; understand and use major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation; and gain an understanding of how to apply psychology to personal, social, and organizational issues.

In addition to gaining a core knowledge of psychology, you will develop essential skills in effective oral and written communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, techniques to ensure information literacy, and methods for quantitative fluency — experiences that will put you on a path to lifelong learning.

Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe apply concepts, principles and overarching themes in psychology.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the major theoretical approaches, findings, historical trends and content domains in psychology.
  • Apply psychological principles to explain and evaluate personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Develop innovative approaches and solutions to an existing or emerging challenge in psychology that also draw on disciplinary perspectives in ethics, other humanities and/or social sciences.

Communication

  • Construct written communications that clearly articulate ideas and arguments appropriate to various audiences.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication and project management skills, either through persuasive speech, and/or in providing clear oral directions, instructions, and/or guidelines, that address a problem in psychology.
  • Demonstrate effective presentation skills for various purposes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Lifespan Development: Theories & Applications
  • Research Design & Experimental Methods
  • Introduction to Biopsychology
  • Principles & Methods of Counseling
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Death, Dying, & Bereavement
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Strands of a System: Psychology Capstone

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • A high school grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher
  • A resume showing three or more years of professional work experience
  • A statement of purpose stating why Golden Gate University is the right institution to meet your personal and professional goals; and
  • In some cases, participate in an interview (by telephone or in person) with the dean.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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