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BS in Psychology

USA

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COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

Develop an understanding of the theoretical perspectives and contributions of the schools of thought in psychology, and apply critical thinking as you analyze psychological theories and scientific research.

As a Psychology major, you will explore a variety of electives based on your interests, including psychological counseling, abnormal psychology, drugs and behavior, psychology of women, sports psychology, and more.

In the psychology program, you will also:

  • Identify, synthesize, and critique information for scientific research
  • Conduct all stages of scientific research in projects conducted by faculty members, the results of which are often published in professional journals
  • Have the opportunity to present research results at local, regional, and national conferences
  • Understand and demonstrate ethical principles in psychology
  • Have the chance to study abroad during the fall of your sophomore year at the SHU in Dingle campus in Ireland
  • Complete a semester-long internship in a setting that fits your career goals
  • Gain real-world experience through the community service component of several courses
  • Have the option to join the Psychology Club and Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology majors

Graduate prepared for a variety of careers and further study

Psychology majors are prepared for a variety of careers, including:

  • Marketing research
  • Human resources
  • Childcare
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Employment counseling
  • Public relations

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$45,230.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

5151 Park Avenue,

FAIRFIELD,

Connecticut,

06825, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$45,230.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

5151 Park Avenue,

FAIRFIELD,

Connecticut,

06825, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students are eligible to apply to the undergraduate program for full-time study at Sacred Heart University if they have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

For international students

International students are eligible to apply to the undergraduate program for full-time study at Sacred Heart University if they have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

For all non-native English speakers, an official English language proficiency examination is required. The following examinations and minimum scores are accepted:

  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based test)
  • TOEFL iBT - 80 (internet-based test)
  • iELTS - 6.5
  • SHU ELI online placement exam – 90%
  • PTE – 62
  • iTEP – 5
  • ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112
  • Education First (EF) - C1
  • Cambridge C-1 - Advanced - 180
  • Cambridge C-2 - Proficiency - 180
  • Duolingo English Test - 110
  • GTEC - 1200
  • EIKEN - Pre 1

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

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