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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Psychology involves the scientific study of individual behavior and mental processes. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a generalist program emphasizing the breadth of the field of psychology. Completion of this degree program provides education for students who wish to pursue graduate study in the subfields of psychology, e.g., counseling, child development, or educational psychology. Students are also prepared for entry-level occupations in human services including therapeutic, industrial, educational, or governmental positions. Unique aspects of the psychology degree program include a three-part capstone experience in which the student learns about the psychology profession, participates in community service to develop service learning skills, and produces an original project that explores an area of personal interest.

Student Learning Outcomes of Program

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Develop a foundation of knowledge to support core studies in psychology, including basic knowledge of research methods and statistics, as well as applications of psychology. 
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the core areas of psychology following the Guidelines for the Psychology Major established by the American Psychological Association, which establishes best practices by four-year colleges and universities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in specific areas of interest outside of the psychology core, such as awareness and appreciation of human diversity and sociocultural issues.
  • Apply psychology to various professional environments, such as clinical settings, research populations, and community service organizations. 
Students will explore the psychology profession through a capstone experience that integrates theory and practice, emphasizes service learning, and provides opportunities to evaluate future directions.


General Education Hours - 34-40

Elective Hours - 38-44

Total Hours to Complete - 120

Last updated: 01/17/2024