48 months
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Psychology at Franklin University Switzerland is designed to expose students to a spectrum of basic issues currently being addressed in the discipline, the principles of research design and statistics, and theory and research in specific areas of psychology.

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Psychology at Franklin University Switzerland   provides preparation for graduate study for a career in psychology, and a major or minor may be paired with further training in law, education, business, social work or other health related professions. Students with this major or minor have also pursued careers in business, healthcare, social services, communications, social media, education, human resources and other fields since psychology coursework provides the knowledge of human behavior, analytical thinking, communication and teamwork skills, as well as the sensitivity and comfort with diversity sought by employers.

Key facts:

The psychology major at Franklin University may be completed on campus or in conjunction with a Franklin partner institution. For students interested in an intensive laboratory experience, a semester abroad during the spring semester of the third year of study is strongly recommended.  Selection of coursework and research experiences at the partner institution is completed in conjunction with the Franklin psychology advisor and approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs. The current partner institution is Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. Students may also choose to fulfill the requirement at another institution in close consultation with the psychology advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Media Studies and Criticism
  • Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
  • Social Psychology
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Special Topics in Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Undergraduate admission to Franklin University Switzerland is selective, competitive and based primarily on the following:

  • High School Record
  • Personal Recommendations
  • SAT I or ACT Scores (Optional)

Tuition Fee

Swiss/EU/EEA:CHF 25,000 per year; US/Canada: $45,200 per year; International: CHF 49,100 per year

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Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


70 percent of Franklin students receive financial aid. As an institution Franklin offers scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. Additionally, students may receive aid from various external programs based on citizenship, need, and other factors. Together we create a financial aid package and carefully guide you through your financing options to help you afford your education.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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