Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The B.A. in Psychology provides students with a broad-based education in psychology within a liberal arts tradition.  Students complete the General Education requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as coursework in psychology that focuses on strong foundational knowledge in psychology, development of various research skills, critical thinking skills, writing skills, quantitative skills, and understanding ethical conduct and issues.  Students completing the B.A. in Psychology complete capstone courses in History and Systems of Psychology and the Senior Seminar during their last year of study; in addition, students must complete either a two-semester independent research project, or the Helping Skills-Practicum in Psychology course sequence.  Both the research sequence and practicum sequence are advised by resident faculty.

Future Opportunities Available to Graduates

Students who complete the B.A. in psychology have many opportunities open to them after graduation.  They may plan to pursue graduate work in psychology, or in other areas such as organizational leadership, law, business, or various fields in the sciences or humanities. They also may pursue graduate education in professional human service areas such as social work, marriage and family counseling, or vocational counseling.  Alternatively, graduates may enter the workforce in fields such as crisis intervention, in social services, or in business areas such as personnel or management.  Click here to learn more about careers or graduate study in psychology-related fields.

Plan of Study - view the program requirements here

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