Psychology | Department of Psychology

Psychology (BA)
Accelerated Program

In addition to coursework, the BA in psychology offers students the opportunity to work alongside renowned faculty researching exciting new questions. Students explore the complex answers to many of the mysteries of human and animal behavior, such as how humans manage stress, emotions, conflict and how body image affects our sense of identity. Students are also able to apply their knowledge in internships that help them identify and prepare for interesting careers that involve psychology.

The study of psychology prepares students with support and answers not only for the transition into their work lives, but also for other important life roles. The Department of Psychology is committed to providing continued support and answers to its graduates as they use that foundation of psychology in their own lives as they transition into jobs, careers, marriage and families. Undergraduates in the psychology major have access to a mentorship network of alumni to help mentor and provide support throughout their academic careers.

Degree Offered

Psychology (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of


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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

The Bachelor of Arts in psychology provides students the opportunity to develop a broad range of highly marketable skills, including analytical skills, writing and public speaking skills as well as teamwork and leadership skills.

Graduates are prepared for many careers in a variety of settings that provide opportunities to apply concepts and principles of psychology. They also are prepared for pursuit of graduate degrees in academic or clinical psychology or in such fields as counseling, social work, family therapy and law.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 23.2%
Human Resources Specialists7.1%$60,350
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 23.2%$63,230
Mental Health Counselors 23.1%
Occupational Therapists 23.8%$83,200
Physician Assistants 37.3%$104,860
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists5.7%$51,410
Psychiatric Aides5.5%$27,110
School Psychologists 14.3%$75,090

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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