• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Psychology students from University of the Pacific may study topics such as parenting; obesity and physical activity; social and emotional development in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; smoking, alcohol and drug use; sustainability; the use of unreliable expert testimony in courts and beliefs about memory and how this affects jury deliberation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use concepts, language, and major theories of the discipline to account for psychological phenomena.
  • Students communicate ideas clearly, accurately, and in accordance with APA style.
  • Students evaluate the quality of information and use empirical evidence to craft arguments.
  • Students distinguish between scientific, pseudoscientific and other sources of information and draw conclusions appropriately
  • Students perform mathematical computations and evaluate claims based upon mathematical arguments.

Career Paths

The department offers programs of study that provide the psychology major with psychology-related employment opportunities directly upon receiving the Bachelor's degree. 

This involves specialization in a) applied behavior analysis which provides students skills to work with a variety of populations, or b) applications in business which provides students, in cooperation with the School of Business, skills in the use of psychological approaches in the personnel, training, and performance management areas of business and government.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Orientation to the Psychology Major
  • Professional Development in Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Principles of Biology
  • Principles of Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Application for Admission
  • Required Personal Statement (Personal Essay on the Common Application)
  • Application Fee
  • Official Records of Study
  • Demonstration of Proficiency in English
  • Recommendation
  • Certification of Finances
  • Clear copy of Passport Photo Page

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    50438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50438 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Stockton

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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