Psychology (Psychological Science) | Department of Psychology

Psychology (Psychological Science) (BS)

In addition to coursework, the BS program in psychology with a concentration in psychological science offers students the opportunity to work alongside renowned faculty researching exciting new questions. Students study human and animal behavior, such as how humans manage stress and emotions and how body image affects our sense of identity. They also are able to apply their knowledge through internships that help prepare them for interesting careers that provide opportunities for them to use their knowledge of psychology.

The Department of Psychology expects to provide its graduates with a foundation of psychology that may be applied in their own lives, not only for their transition into jobs and careers, but also in marriages, families and other important aspects of life. Undergraduates in the psychology major also have access to a mentorship network of alumni to help mentor and provide support throughout their academic careers.

Degree Offered

Psychology (Psychological Science) (BS)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of


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Career Outlook

The bachelor's degree program in psychology with a concentration in psychological science prepares students who aspire to careers as researchers, teachers or clinicians, or who wish to pursue graduate study. The program is also ideal preparation for professional postgraduate programs in the fields of law and medicine.

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
Clinical Psychologists 14.3%$75,090
Counseling Psychologists 14.3%$75,090
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists8.4%$87,100
Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists 10.5%$97,740
Occupational Therapists 23.8%$83,200
Physician Assistants 37.3%$104,860
Psychiatrists 11.2%#
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 15.1%$73,770
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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