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Psychology

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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior. Your coursework will take you from studying single cells to large communities. In this program, you'll learn research techniques and methodologies so that you can form hypotheses. You’ll also study statistical analysis and gain a larger understanding of the biological processes of behavior. With this knowledge, you can better understand the human condition. You can choose from ten concentrations:

• Behavioral Neuroscience

• Clinical/Community Psychology

• Cognitive Psychology

• Cognitive Neuroscience

• Developmental Psychology

• Diversity Science

• Intradisciplinary Psychology

• Organizational Psychology

• Personality Psychology

• Social Psychology

Career Options

  • Business
  • Community activism
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social services

Post-Graduation Success1

82% employed or continuing education

45% employed after graduation

36% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$40,273 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Teach for America, Aon Hewitt

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, DePaul University, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1170 - 1400 SAT Score

3.30 - 3.75 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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