Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Prepare for future psychological research with the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 123-credit undergraduate degree provides a modern curriculum designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills through emphasis on the scientific basis of psychology, as well as courses in statistics and research methodology. Students study a range of topics, from biological bases of cognition and behavior to sociocultural influences on human interactions and psychological disorders. 

The Psychology Major’s flexible curriculum comprises introductory, foundational and advanced courses, culminating in a final capstone course taken during your senior year, when you’ll prepare a final research thesis and present your findings in a poster session. Throughout your time in the program, you’ll develop applied skills through rigorous and highly focused experiential learning in community-based internships and research laboratories. 

Temple’s Department of Psychology maintains a strong commitment to scholarly and scientific excellence and progress. Faculty members lead key research initiatives that contribute to important scientific discoveries in state-of-the-art labs such as the Temple University Brain Research and Imaging Center, where lab members utilize a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner received through a National Science Foundation grant.  

The curriculum is designed to be sufficiently flexible to satisfy undergraduates’ diverse needs. Students may select an individually tailored curriculum for employment or further study in business, law, medicine, neuroscience, psychology or related fields. 

Psychology Program at Temple Ambler

You can also complete most of the undergraduate Temple Psychology requirements at our Ambler Campus. Psychology students in Ambler complete the same coursework as Main Campus students while benefiting from smaller class sizes in a suburban setting. Students can take advantage of exciting research opportunities at the campus’ nationally acclaimed Infant and Child Laboratory

Learn more about Temple Ambler’s Psychology degree program.

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Classes & Curriculum

Courses you are likely to take as part of the Psychology Major curriculum include

  • Careers in Psychology,
  • Conducting Psychological Research
  • Critical Thinking in Psychology,
  • Foundations of Cognitive Psychology,
  • Foundations of Psychopathology,
  • Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life and
  • Statistics for Psychology.

Learn more about Psychology Major courses.

Related Graduate Degrees

**College of Public Health
***School of Social Work

Psychology Accelerated 5-Year Master’s Program (+1)

The +1 Master in Psychological Research program offers outstanding Psychology majors the opportunity to earn both the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the Master of Science in Psychological Research in just five years. Admission to the program is highly selective. The program provides a research-intensive experience, advanced coursework and professional development to students who intend to pursue doctoral studies in any of the academic psychology disciplines. Students apply to the program in the spring semester of their junior year after completing a minimum of 72 undergraduate credits. Additionally, students must have a faculty sponsor who has agreed to mentor the student’s master’s project research during the four-semester program.

Learn more about this accelerated degree program.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $16,080.00 per year
Out-of-state: $28,992.00 per year

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