Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Secondary Education Program By Missouri University of Science and Technology |Top Universities

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Secondary Education

  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Your ability to accurately perceive, understand, and get along with people is crucial for success in today’s increasingly complex, globalized world. Psychologists understand what “makes people tick” and how to facilitate communication. Psychology asks and answers questions about humans in an objective manner to understand how they grow and develop individually and as members of groups, organizations, and societies. Where do psychologists work: Psychology graduates are sought by schools, hospitals, government programs, and businesses for positions in counseling and social work. Psychologists are prime candidates for jobs in marketing, communications, and management positions due to their understanding of human nature. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and cognitive processes. Psychology is both a natural science, which stresses the cognitive and physiological causes of behavior, and a social science, which is directed at understanding how human behavior is affected by cultural and social factors. As a psychology major at Missouri S&T, you will be exposed to the many diverse areas of psychology. Perception, memory, thinking, personality, emotion, motivation, stress and adjustment, abnormal behavior, social relations, and group dynamics are among the basic areas of research in psychology. The discipline also represents the application of these basic research areas to people, their work, and their environment. Clinical, counseling, educational, industrial/organizational, and human factors psychologists are among the professionals who apply basic research to the solution of human problems. Our department provides a broad education to Missouri S&T students in both the basic and applied areas of psychology. The statistics and research methods courses required of our majors prepare you to engage in undergraduate research as early as your sophomore year. By collaborating with a faculty member on a research project, you will gain valuable experience for subsequent graduate studies in psychology and related fields or for employment. Supervised internship experience in applied psychological settings, such as human service agencies, is also available for qualified students.