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Bachelor's degree
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University of Richmond

About this program


Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Psychology majors investigate emotion, cognition, interpersonal relationships and a range of other phenomena that affect who we are and how we interact with the world.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Methods and Analyses
  • Integrated Topics
  • Methods and Analyses Core Project
  • Child Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Adult Development
  • Psychopathology
  • Principles of Behavior
  • Health Psychology
  • Science of Emotion
  • Special Topics
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Science
  • Human Cognition
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Special Topics
  • Selfhood
  • Choice and Decision Making
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Special Topics
  • Independent Research
  • Individual Internship
  • Summer Undergraduate Research
  • Clinical Case Studies
  • Advanced Seminar
  • Senior Research
  • Senior Honors

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.


Skills You Will Gain as a Psychology Major

  • Evaluating theory and evidence
  • Designing and conducting experiments
  • Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Appreciating ethical implications of research
  • Presenting information effectively
  • Working with groups
  • Understanding multiple perspectives
  • Communicating effectively

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University of Richmond

Located ten kilometers from a vibrant capital city, the University of Richmond provides a collaborative learning and research environment unlike any other, offering 3,200 undergraduates from 70+ countries an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts and sciences with a top-ranked...

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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