PSYCHOLOGY

B.A. in Psychology


The 129-credit Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a popular and versatile undergraduate degree. It can be applied to almost any area of work, including social services, law, human resources, business and government. Courses in this program explore the nature of personality, how people learn, how gender affects development and the different ways in which people interact. Elective courses will introduce you to interesting and relevant topics including forensic psychology, psychosomatics, neuroscience, social psychology, and industrial and organizational psychology.

As a psychology major, you will undertake a survey of current knowledge and viewpoints about the science of behavior and cognitive processes. You will learn the research methods by which such knowledge is obtained, and be given the opportunity to study basic psychological processes, their development, the nature of behavioral aberrations, their treatment, and selected applications of this knowledge. Our faculty's expertise spans many areas, including marriage and family relationships, child, adolescent & adult development, experimental & applied behavior analysis, neuroscience, cognition & perception, psychotherapy, developmental disabilities and learning and memory. In addition to classroom studies, you can gain hands-on experience at community youth centers, hospitals, human resource departments and agencies that serve developmentally disabled children and adults.

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.


CONTACT

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean

Joan Ruckel
Executive Assistant to the Dean