International B.A. at IDC's Psychology Department

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B.A. in Psychology at IDC Herzliya
Many Faces
IDC Herzliya's Psychology program places much emphasis on the use of psychology in various professional fields such as clinical, educational and in business settings. Exceptional students may participate in the honors program which gives them the opportunity to plan and conduct a research of their choice during their B.A. studies.
IDC Herzliya is one of the few academic institutions in Israel to offer a complete undergraduate program in Psychology, entirely in English. However, students may also take classes in Hebrew if they choose to do so.
Study Program
The International Psychology B.A. program will introduce students to the main areas of the field – developmental, social, cognitive etc. The program also includes several courses and workshops that focus on research.
The IDC program also includes courses in new fields of psychology, such as - psychology on the internet and positive thinking. In addition, students have to take courses in other areas in order to complete their B.A. studies. They may select classes in business administration, government, communications etc.
Study Structure
The undergraduate Psychology program is designed to be completed in three years (six semesters). Students must earn 133 credits overall, 101 credits in psychology courses and seminars, 16 credits in another field – business management, communications, government or social thinking; and the rest of the credits in general electives.
* Introduction to Psychology
* Biological Basis to Behavior
* Theories on Personality
* Brain, Cognition and Behavior
* Psychological Skills
* Abnormal Psychology
* Neuro-Decision Making
* Multicultural Psychology
* Parent-Infant Relationship
* Self-Criticism, Self-Compassion and Emotional Disorders
* Experimental Learning
The program's faculty includes researchers in various areas of psychology –developmental, cognitive, social, behavioral and clinical. Many of the professors studied and taught abroad, mainly in US universities, like Duke, Boston, NYU and others.
All candidates must have excellent English skills as the program is entirely in English. In case candidates did not complete their high school studies in English speaking countries, they are required to pass a standardized English test such as IELTS or TOEFL.
Additionally, candidates must submit their high school diploma, 2 letters of recommendation and a personal essay. Applicants from the US need also to submit their SAT scores, while Israeli applicants have to submit their Psychometric test scores. Applicants from other countries are not required to do so.
Academic Degree
Graduates will receive a B.A. in Psychology from IDC Herzliya.
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