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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

The B.A. in Psychology provides students with a broad-based education in psychology within a liberal arts tradition.  Psychology coursework 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 must complete either a two-semester independent research project, or the Helping Skills-Practicum in Psychology course sequence, as their experiential learning sequence prior to graduation.  The experiential learning requirement in our program makes our program unique, as every student obtains real-world experience in research or professional work prior to graduation.

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

To view course descriptions in psychology, click here.  Students entering the program in Fall 2015 follow the advising plan attached here (this is a sample only, and should not be assumed to apply to every student).

Frequently Asked Questions

To see answers to frequently asked questions about the B.A. in Psychology and related things, click here.

Last updated: 07/15/2015