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B.A. in Psychology

Psychology StudentThe 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.

The Track System

To help students organize their studies to match their individual interests, several suggested tracks have been developed. The groups of courses in the tracks are recommendations, not requirements, and students are free to modify the suggested tracks as they wish. Tracks include general psychology, abnormal psychology, applied behavior analysis, applied psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience and social psychology. To learn more about the Track System, click on the “Track System” link on the left-hand side of this page.

Program Goals

  • To provide a thorough overview of behavior, learning and development
  • To help students become proficient in research, writing and critical thinking
  • To prepare students for further study at the graduate level or for careers in a wide range of fields

Qualities That Set Our Program Apart

  • Professors with expertise in a wide range of topics in psychology
  • Track system to help students organize their studies according to their interests
  • Active Psychology Club, attendance at Eastern Psychological Association conference and campus chapter of national psychology honor society Psi Chi