BS in Psychology

General

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology will provide you with in-depth knowledge of this field, enabling you to take on many different career options or alternatively, provide you with a stepping stone onto postgraduate studies such as an MBA/Ph.D. 

For students interested in understanding the behavior of individuals, this degree is an excellent starting point. Students will find themselves fully prepared to take on this diverse and varied industry with a range of research and data analytics skills. 

Students graduating with a BS Psychology will need to pursue a graduate degree before they can obtain professional licensure. Students are encouraged to check the entrance requirements for any postgraduate programs prior to finishing their BS at Webster in case additional coursework is needed.

This program offers students the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned to gain meaningful employment. Whether you intend to pursue a career in the field of psychology or want to utilize your skills in another industry, this program will prepare you to take on the challenges of an increasingly competitive employment market.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Program Curriculum

The 49 credit hours required for the Bachelor of Arts in psychology must include the following courses:

Core Courses:

  • PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 1800 Careers in Psychology
  • PSYC 2750 Introduction to Measurement and Statistics 
  • PSYC 2825 Introduction to Research Methods 
  • PSYC 3025 Psychology and Ethics
  • PSYC 4925 Senior Capstone: History, Philosophy, and Systems of Psychology
  • PSYC 4950 Senior Assessment
  • PSYC Electives

Program Outcomes

Whether you enjoy clinical psychology and psychotherapy, research, and experimental psychology or consulting, Webster allows you to customize your studies. Above all, you’ll get a degree that prepares you for career success or further studies. Former Webster students enjoy prestigious careers and postgraduate studies at globally-renowned institutions.

Average psychologist salary in The Netherlands €32,628

Admission Requirements

At Webster University we look for high potential individuals with a global mindset, who are not only motivated to succeed academically but also to thrive in society. We are proud to welcome students from different countries and backgrounds with the belief that embracing such diversity can only contribute to their overall development and enhance their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The Board of Admissions reviews every application carefully to decide who will be offered a placement.

Undergraduate Applicants

Application Form: The process begins with the submission of your online application form. Applicants are required to upload a number of supplemental items to support their application. These are listed below.

Supplemental items: After receiving your application form you will be able to upload the following remaining documents into your application:

  • Copy of a recent CV or Resume
  • Letter of motivation (one page) stating why you want to pursue the program and how it ties into your current career or future professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official certified copy of transcripts showing the last 3 years of secondary and all post-secondary education
  • TOEFL 550/80 or IETLS 6.0 scores or Password English Test (6.0)
  • Financial documents 

Why Webster Leiden?

Webster Leiden Campus was founded in 1983 and since then we have had over 2,000 students from over 50 countries graduate. We are the only institute for Higher Education offering American-accredited degrees in the Netherlands with five schools and colleges include Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Communications, Education and Fine Arts. 

Our mission is bold and appropriate for these times: Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Top Reasons to Study at Webster Leiden Campus

If you are planning to study an American degree abroad here are our top reasons why you should choose Webster Leiden Campus as your study destination. 

  • Study in the heart of Europe
    • Located in the heart of the Netherlands, our Leiden campus neighbors The Hague and Amsterdam, home to many organizations and businesses with a diverse and international workforce and clientele. Our strategic location and global reach attract a network of world-class faculty, often coming straight from the same international businesses and organizations, who provide our students with a unique learning experience where deep academic knowledge is combined with professional expertise.

  • American education in Europe
    • Webster Leiden is the only university that facilitates the ability to get an American education and accreditation in The Netherlands.

  • Flexible Degree Structure
    • Webster’s flexible degree structure promotes academic depth and intellectual breadth, encouraging you to explore diverse interests. Approximately half of your courses will be focused on your major area of study. Your remaining courses can be allocated to a second major, emphasis, minor, or certificate.   

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  • It’s affordable
    • In comparison to other European destinations like the United Kingdom, the Netherlands is an affordable place to earn a degree. The cost of living is significantly lower in “university towns” like Leiden, especially in comparison to what you’ll find in London or Paris. The NS, the country’s national train company, also offers heavily discounted tickets for students via its OV-Chipkaart program. In addition to the many student discounts offered by restaurants, theaters, and other businesses, living without a car isn’t just an option, it’s practically a way of life. It’s much easier to get around on a train or a bicycle.

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  • Orientation year ‘Zoekjaar’ for graduates
    • Following graduation from Webster, a world of exciting opportunities will become available to you. The ‘Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment’ is a residence permit aimed at retaining foreign talent for the Dutch labor market. You have up to three years after graduation to apply for this one-year residence permit.

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  • Career Service
    • Webster University’s Career Center aims to give students the opportunity to present the best of themselves when applying for internships or jobs. The Career Center's mission is to educate our students about the career development process and industry options, empowering them to make informed career decisions. Further, we aim to prepare our students for experiential learning (i.e. internships and community service), employment, and further education and to connect hiring organizations with our diverse student talent. 

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  • Webster University’s global recognition
    • Webster University continues to be ranked in the top tier of the Regional Universities-Midwest category of the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges
    • Study Abroad programs ranked in the top 2 percent of the 1,500 colleges and universities surveyed in the “America's Best Colleges” 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report 
    • Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" 2018, and recognized among the best in the nation for study abroad programs
    • TheBestSchools.org recognized Webster for being among the best online master's program

Location

Webster University Leiden
Boommarkt 1, 2311 EA Leiden, Netherlands
Province: South Holland
Telephone: +31 71 516 8000
Email: WLinquiry@gus.global
Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Founded at St. Louis, Missouri in 1915, Webster University is an accredited, non-profit American university with over 100 locations.

Founded at St. Louis, Missouri in 1915, Webster University is an accredited, non-profit American university with over 100 locations. Read less
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