Our bachelor’s program in psychology takes you into the human mind. Learn the basics of behavior theory and psychological disorders. Do research, learn statistical analysis, and explore classes in personality and development. Take advantage of facilities for behavioral research with animals; cognitive psychology, social/developmental psychology, and physiology labs; and collaboration rooms and computer labs. Experience internships in criminal justice, mental health, and disability services as you shape your future career.
Students majoring in Psychology who complete all requirements earn the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology.
Areas of Study
Psychology majors study traditional areas of psychology and its recent trends and theories. They receive extensive training in methodology and statistics. Many students join faculty-led research teams and conduct yearlong research projects. The psychology major emphasizes developing skills in critical thinking, writing, oral communication, and research.
An understanding of yourself and others puts you in line for jobs such as business research, social work, human resource management, computer applications, counseling and case management in social service and mental health organizations, and more. Or aim for graduate work for a future in fields like forensic psychology, counseling, and research.
Psychology majors must take at least one out-of-the-classroom course, called experiential learning. You may do a yearlong research project with a faculty member, then present your work at a conference. Or you can find a relevant internship or opportunity for community service.
The major in psychology requires 37 credit hours, beginning with general psychology. You’ll take five more required courses, then choose upper-level courses from specific psychology disciplines. You’ll complete a research seminar and an out-of-class experience.
Those interested in psychiatric healthcare, pharmacology, or related graduate training may be interested in the neuroscience minor.
The Department of Psychological Science offers three named scholarships, each of which may have more than one recipient in an academic year.