What will I learn?

Psychology is the science of behaviors, mental and emotional processes, development, and social interactions. As a Bachelors Degree in Psychology Program, BS psychology major, you will learn about the theories, researchers, and research findings related to how humans think and behave, and how we as a field try to describe, explain, predict, and influence human behavior and mental processes.

The University of Bridgeport offers a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in three unique formats:

  • Traditional, on-campus
  • Accelerated, online
  • Accelerated Degree Completion, on-campus

The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology prepares students for work that requires liberal arts training as well as psychological knowledge and skills, while also preparing the student for success in future graduate studies. The major provides students with a detailed awareness of the field of psychology, including its historical background, paradigms, methods, research findings, and applications. The major addresses the general areas of developmental, personality, social, cognitive, and abnormal psychology. It fosters the development of verbal, quantitative, analytical, and technological skills that are useful for work in psychology and related fields.

Learning Outcomes

By completing the BS in Psychology degree program, students will:

  • Have learned the pre-history and the history of Psychology including the evolution of its main issues, topic areas, methods, and applications
  • Know the major perspectives in Psychology, including Psychoanalytic Theory, Behaviorism, Humanistic Psychology, Social Learning, and Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Understand the lifespan approach to human biological, cognitive, and psychosocial development
  • Be able to understand and provide examples of the major forms of psychological research, including methodologies such as naturalistic observation, surveys, case studies and archival research, and the main features and techniques of psychological experimentation
  • Understand basic data organization, presentation, and statistical analysis, including both inferential and descriptive statistics
  • Understand characteristics of psychological research, including the limitations of correlation research, experimental biases, placebo effects, and ethical issues regarding human subjects
  • Be able to critically evaluate the psychological research presented in the popular press and peer-reviewed journals
  • Be able to relate key psychological concepts and theories to their own personal lives
  • Understand how key psychological concepts and theories are applied in clinical, medical, educational, human services, and corporate settings
  • Understand connections between Psychology and such other disciplines as Biology, Philosophy, Business, Sociology, Religion, and Human Services

Which department am I in?

School of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (Total Semester Hours: 120)

Tuition fees
US$31,920.00 per year
USD $15,960 per semester/term for (12-18 credits) (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

University of Bridgeport

126 Park Avenue,

BRIDGEPORT,

Connecticut,

6604, United States

Online/Distance (Total Semester Hours: 120)

Tuition fees
USD $555 per credit (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have not yet received their secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

You must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed below. If you cannot demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may be able to begin academic classes.

  • Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 75 (IBT) for undergraduates
  • A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.0 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 90 for undergraduates
  • A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  • An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
  • An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  • An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates
  • A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio