What will I learn?

Psychology is the scientific study of thoughts, feelings and behavior. In addition to helping students understand themselves and others, the research findings of psychology have wide application to many professional fields, from human services to medical, industrial, and educational settings. Within the major there is flexibility to select courses that meet individual career objectives, i.e. Sports Psychology, School Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Neuropsychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Autism Treatment, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Gender Studies, Conservation Psychology, etc.

Career Opportunities

Students are prepared to enter the world of work in counseling, research, autism treatment, personnel administration, human service agencies, special education, elementary school teaching or other child life work; to continue their studies at the graduate level; or to enter related fields such as medicine, law, criminal justice, and social work.

Program Objectives

To study human and other animal behavior from a scientific perspective with consideration of the environmental, biological, and multicultural influences on behavior.
To introduce students to the scientific findings of psychology as they relate to diverse populations and as they apply to a range of professional fields including medicine, human services, industry, and educational settings.
To provide flexibility of course selection to meet individual career objectives.
To encourage internships and minors in related fields of interest.

Student Competencies

Students who complete the degree requirements in psychology should be able to:

identify the environmental, biological, and multicultural influences on behavior;
differentiate and appreciate the value of primary research literature in psychology compared to popular media reports;
understand and perform statistical analyses and know how to generate an original research hypothesis;
demonstrate how psychologists use the scientific method to generate psychology’s knowledge base;
gather information in psychology using a variety of relevant resources including PsycINFO database, MedLine, etc.;
prepare papers using an APA format;
demonstrate sensitivity to issues of human diversity as they apply to psychological research and practice;
understand how contemporary psychology evolved from its historical roots;
demonstrate what ethical principles apply to psychologists in testing, counseling, and research.

Student Assessment

Students’ progress in psychology is assessed in a variety of ways and may include: objective and essay quizzes and examinations, class attendance and participation, journals, individual and group projects, oral presentations, poster sessions, research papers, critical review papers, videotaping, and simulations.

Students are encouraged to keep a portfolio of their work as a means of tracking their own development, as well as to demonstrate their abilities and accomplishments when applying to graduate school and/or for positions in the field of psychology.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$35,454.00 per year
The above tuition fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per term; given fee is for 2019 – 2020 and it may be subject to change in future

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

Start date

31 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1215 Wilbraham Road,

SPRINGFIELD,

Massachusetts,

01119, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students admitted as regular, degree-seeking candidates must have graduated from an approved secondary school (high school) or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by the time of their matriculation.

For international students

Students admitted as regular, degree-seeking candidates must have graduated from an approved secondary school (high school) or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by the time of their matriculation.

Undergraduate students can use any of the following standardized tests to meet our English language requirement:

TOEFL - 79 IBT

IELTS - 6

PTE Academic - 53

STEP Eiken - Pre-1

iTEP – 4

Admission is on rolling basis.

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The WNE campus is spread across a spectacular 215-acre area and was voted number 11 on a list of the 30 most beautiful campuses to visit in the fall.

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