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Earlham College Bachelor in Psychology
Earlham College

Bachelor in Psychology

Richmond, USA

4 Years


Full time

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USD 48,241 / per year *


* Room, meal plan, and other fees not included.



Psychology students at Earlham practice real-life observation, hone counseling skills, assist with faculty research, and conduct research of their own. This approach allows students to be involved in their discipline in ways that are both relevant and demanding.

As a first- and second-year student, you will take courses featuring activities like case study projects with children, identifying materials by odor and touch, and practicing counseling skills on other students.

Some of our course offerings are not often seen at other small liberal arts colleges, including Positive Psychology, Emerging Adulthood, Cradle to Grave, Psychology of Sustainability and Human Sexuality.

Our students get multiple opportunities to apply psychology by doing their own research, assisting faculty with ongoing research projects, or working in the community.


All senior psychology majors conduct an independent research project of their own choosing as a graduation requirement.

Between 12 and 15 students, each semester serves as research assistants for faculty studying friendship and bullying in elementary school children, the psychophysiology of stress, and attitudes toward animals.

Our alumni have continued on to graduate schools in psychology at places like Washington University in St. Louis, Bryn Mawr College and Ball State University in cognitive, developmental and clinical areas.

Recent graduates also have pursued advanced degrees in social work, education, medicine, law and business at Boston, Cornell and George Washington universities, among others.

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores are required of all international applicants.

If English is not your primary language, you must submit an English Proficiency exam and meet the required criteria. You may also submit an SAT or ACT score to enhance your competitiveness for admission and for scholarship consideration.

If English is your primary language, you may submit your SAT or ACT scores instead of an English Proficiency exam.

Current accepted tests and minimum required scores are:

SAT – EBRW400600
ACT – Reading2026
TOEFL - total8092
IELTS – total6.07.0
Duolingo - total105115
GTEC - total11921255
ISE - totalISE II MeritISE III Pass

While we understand the many issues present in standardized testing, Earlham’s current registration with SEVIS requires compliance with these test score requirements. SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System used by the Department of State on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (in other words, important US governmental agencies). Therefore, the International Student Advisers must use test scores to substantiate academic preparedness and English proficiency when preparing an I-20 (the document needed to apply for a student visa) for an admitted student.



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