The bachelor of science (B.S.) in psychology is designed to provide the biological, cognitive, personality, and social contexts for understanding the behavior of individuals throughout their lifespan. Students who successfully complete the B.S. in psychology will have the foundation, research skills, and data analysis expertise to succeed in an M.A./Ph.D. psychology graduate program (e.g., clinical psychology, experimental psychology, etc.). Students graduating with a bachelor of science (B.S.) in psychology will need to pursue a graduate degree before they are able to obtain professional licensure. Students are encouraged to check entrance requirements for any post-graduate programs prior to finishing their B.S. at Webster in the event that they need to take additional coursework.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Detail the biological and genetic underpinnings of human behavior.
- Implement the use of critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to examine problems related to psychology.
- Describe the research methods and statistical techniques used in psychology.
- Develop a research hypothesis based on the available literature in psychology and then collect, analyze, and interpret data to address the question.
- Discuss the factors contributing to diversity, multiculturalism, and inequality within an international context.
- Discuss the occupational pursuits available in a variety of settings given their psychological knowledge, skills, and values.
A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:
- 65 required credit hours
- Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours, as adjusted for Psychology B.S.
Global Citizenship Program for Psychology B.S.
Requirements are modified to allow MATH 1430 to satisfy both a requirement of the major and the G.C.P. Quantitative Literacy requirement.
- Courses completed with a grade below a C- do not count toward fulfilling the specific course requirements of the major.
- Within the required 65 hours, 30 hours must be at the 3000 level and above with at least 12 hours at the 4000 level.
- A total of no more than 6 credit hours obtained in senior thesis, practica, independent learning experiences, reading courses, directed study, and assessment of prior learning may be applied toward the 65 credit hours required for a major. However, students may use any number of credit hours obtained in the thesis, practica, independent learning experiences, etc. towards their overall bachelor degree requirements of 128 credit hours.
- Transfer students can apply up to 15 credit hours of approved PSYC coursework from other universities towards the PSYC major.
- Tuition fees for Undergraduate programs depend on whether application is for full or part-time study.
Full-time undergraduate students for Fall and Spring Semesters:
€8,100 flat fee per semester. This fee includes a minimum of 12 to a maximum of 18 credit hours (flat fee). Textbooks/e-books for each course are included.
Part-time undergraduate students/ for the Summer term:
€500 per credit hour/ €1,500 per 3-credit hour course, does not include textbooks/e-books.
A student is defined as full-time if registered for a minimum of 4 courses (12 U.S. credit hours) and a maximum of 6 courses (18 U.S. credit hours) per semester. Students who require a residence permit to study in the Netherlands must be full-time degree-seeking students.
A student is considered part-time if he or she registers for fewer than 4 courses per semester.
Important Note: Students who need a Visa need to apply minimum 3 months before their intended start date! Also, we have rolling deadlines, so the earlier you apply the better!