What will I learn?

Psychology is the major to consider if studying the area of science that explores how people and animals think, feel and act is of interest. Psychology majors complete course work that explores behavior, emotions, cognitive processes and the factors that influence them from a variety of perspectives. Psychologists study behavior at both a cellular (e.g. examining the role of the brain and the nervous system) and at a more global level (e.g. examining the influences of culture). As psychology majors students will enhance their problem-solving, critical thinking, writing and oral expression skills as they learn to use the tools available to behavioral scientists.

Students choose to major in psychology for many reasons. Psychology can be students' primary area of interest within a liberal arts education that will lead to many professional opportunities that require a bachelor's degree, or it can be a pre-professional program leading to advanced study in graduate school. Popular types of graduate programs pursued by graduates of our program have been counseling, school psychology, education, clinical psychology, psychological science, social work, forensic psychology/criminal justice, industrial/organizational psychology, behavior analysis, law school and college administration.

Each year hundreds of psychology students participate in research and service learning projects. Each year approximately 40 complete field placements and five complete honors thesis projects. Many of our students take their scholarship to a high level, participating as co-authors with faculty on professional conference presentations.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Behavioral Studies

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,600.00 per year
Given fee includes Tuition, Insurance and ISSS
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Health and Behavioral Studies

235 M.L.K. Jr.,

HARRISONBURG,

Virginia,

22807, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: PBT (Paper Based TOEFL): 550.

For international students

Applicants must have official high school transcript with senior year course schedule.

Minimum standardized test score:

IELTS minimum score of 6.5

Pearson PTE Academic minimum score of 58

TOEFL minimum score of 81 (internet-based test)

Cambridge English Exam - Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) minimum score of 176, CEFR level

Application deadline: Fall Term - June 1; Spring Term - October 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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