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BA in Psychology

Shorelight - Adelphi University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 41,600

Course Accredited By

APA

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship

A psychology degree opens the door to a career in many fields—banking, law, medicine, research, marketing, human resources and counseling/therapy practice.

You can work as a clinical psychologist, a guidance counselor or a mental health counselor with additional training or schooling. Or you can become a researcher or professor by pursuing doctoral studies.

  • Study in small classes with expert faculty and learn through internships in local organizations.
  • Gain a real research experience working directly with faculty through our Emerging Scholars Program —a yearlong intensive independent study.
  • Graduate ready for a career or graduate school.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Uganda 

  • Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic
  • subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Tanzania
Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22

(BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 55

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

GCSE/IGCSE

  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duoling

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Psychology, B.A.
NY State Program Code: 04162
HEGIS Code: 2001.00
CIP Code: 42.0101

  • Required GPA: 2.0
  • Credits Required for Major: 41
  • Credits Required to Graduate: 120

To earn the B.A. in Psychology, students must successfully complete the following requirements (details are given below):

  • General Education distribution and learning goal classes;
  • 17 credits of required foundation classes;
  • 12 credits of classes in different domains of psychology;
  • 3 credits of a domain elective;
  • A Professional Development Portfolio (during or after the spring semester of their junior year);
  • 6 credits of advanced topics seminars;
  • 3 credits of a capstone/Senior Experience Applied class.
  • 120 credits total.

General Education Requirements

  • All students must meet the University’s General Education distribution and learning goal requirements, as described here.

Course Requirements for the B.A. in Psychology (41 credits total)

Foundation Requirements (17 credits)

  • PIA (0501) 101 - General Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 103 - Writing in Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 137 - Psychological Statistics Credits: 4.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 240 - History of Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 245 - Psychological Research Credits: 4.00hrs
  • Domains in Psychology Classes (12 credits)
  • At least one course from each of the following four domains

Biological and Cognitive Psychology (Must choose 1 course)

  • PIA (0501) 250 - Neuropsychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 272 - Psychology of Perception Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 292 - Cognitive Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs

Social & Personality Psychology (must choose 1 course)

  • PIA (0501) 262 - Social Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 284 - Theories of Personality Credits: 3.00hrs

Developmental Psychology

  • PIA (0501) 115 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs

Clinical & Applied Psychology (must choose 1 course)

  • PIA (0501) 210 - Psychoanalysis Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 283 - Psychopathology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • AND at least ONE course from the following electives: (3.00 - 4.00 hrs credits)

Biological and Cognitive Sciences 

  • PIA (0501) 202 - Behavior Analysis Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 215 - Creativity, Perception and the Visual Arts Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 277 - Evolutionary Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 291 - Cognitive Neuroscience Credits: 3.00hrs

Social & Personality 

  • PIA (0501) 276 - Motivation and Emotion Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 300 - Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 365 - Psychology of Gender Credits: 3.00hrs

Developmental Psychology 

  • PIA (0501) 116 - Adolescent Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs

Clinical & Applied

  • PIA (0501) 285 - Industrial Organization Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 290 - Psychology of Addictions Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 318 - Principles of Psychological Testing Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 355 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 360 - Behavior Disorders in Childhood Credits: 4.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 379 - Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 386 - Psychology of Criminal Behavior Credits: 3.00hrs

PIA (0501) 289 - Special Topics Credits: 3.00hrs

Advanced Topic Seminars
(6 credits)

Choose any two 400-level courses, with the exception of 488, 490, and 491 (choose two of the following courses).

  • PIA (0501) 402 - Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 415 - Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 422 - Advanced Topics in Personality Disorders and Their Assessment Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 423 - Advanced Topics in Socioemotional Development in Children Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 445 - Advanced Topics in Mental Health Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 462 - Advanced Topics in Social Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 463 - Advanced Topics in Health Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 470 - Advanced Topics in Sensation and Perception Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 482 - Advanced Topics in Personality & Clinical Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 493 - Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 494 - Advanced Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience Credits: 3.00hrs

Capstone/Senior Experience Applied (SEA) Course (3 credits)

  • PIA (0501) 381 - Practicum in Developmental Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 398 - Practicum in Experimental Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 491 - Directed Individual Research Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 488 - Psychology Internship Credits: 3.00hrs

Professional Development Portfolio

  • Students will upload their most significant writing assignment as a writing sample,’ their CV/resume, and a brief professional cover letter to a personal Google site that will then be reviewed by a graduate assistant. Students will register for a 0-credit course (0501-499-001) during or after the spring semester of their junior year to complete the portfolio requirement.
  • PIA (0501) 499 - Professional Development Portfolio Credits: 0.00hrs
  • Academic Accelerator Cost per Semester 
  • Fall 2021 $21,104.7 
  • Spring 2022 $21,104.7
  • Summer 2022 $21,104.7 
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester Option A: On Campus Double (with AC) 
  • Option A offers on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students and a common bathroom in hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,295 Spring 2022 $6,295 Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option B: On Campus Large Triple (with AC) Option B offers an on-campus suite-style room shared among three undergraduate students. Shared bathroom is en suite.
  • Fall 2021 $6,710 Spring 2022 $6,710 Summer 2022 $5,531
  • Option C: On Campus Regular Triple (with AC) 
  • Option C offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with an ensuite bathroom.
  • Fall 2021 $6,490 
  • Spring 2022 $6,490 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option D: On Campus Double (No AC)
  • Option D offers an on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $5,705 
  • Spring 2022 $5,705
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option E: On Campus Converted Triple (No AC) Option E offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $4,725 
  • Spring 2022 $4,725 
  • Summer 2022 $5,772 Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester Panther Lifestyle Plan 200 meals per semester (~12 meals per week) at "all you can eat" dining hall, plus $200 Panther Dollars at food trucks, markets, cafés, and more. Includes free Sunday brunch in Post Hall. 
  • Fall 2021 $2,365 
  • Spring 2022 $2,365
  • Summer 2022 $700

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