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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior. Your coursework will take you from single cells to large communities and teach you research techniques and methodologies that will help you form hypotheses and better understand the human condition. You’ll also gain skills in statistical analysis and gain a larger understanding of the biological processes of behavior. You can choose from nine concentrations: General Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical/Community Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Diversity Science, Organizational Psychology, and Social/Personality 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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