Psychology | Department of Psychology

Psychology (BA)
Accelerated Program

In addition to coursework, the BA in psychology offers students the opportunity to work alongside faculty researching exciting new questions. 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 expects to provide 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.

Degree Offered

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


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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

The BA 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 and 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%
Counselors, All Other 14.3%$43,370
Human Resources Specialists7.1%$60,350
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 23.2%$63,230
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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