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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The mission of the Department of Psychology undergraduate program is to educate students about the major research findings and theories in the field of psychology, and to train them to use an empirical approach to understanding human behavior. Specifically, the program endeavors to provide students with Broad exposure to the basic concepts and ethical issues of psychology, Education in the scientific method, including applied research opportunities, Strong critical-thinking and written-communication skills, including the ability to evaluate and convey the evidence for claims regarding human behavior, Experience through internship and practicum opportunities at partnering community organizations. All students participate in and collaborate on research as part of the academic course sequence. Students are encouraged to gain additional research experience through research assistant positions in faculty labs and the undergraduate honors thesis program. The psychology major affords students great flexibility in selecting upper-division courses to fit individual goals and interests. Classroom and internship opportunities are enriched by numerous faculty research programs that range in levels of analysis and intellectual focus. An undergraduate degree in psychology provides the background for a broad range of careers, including social services, education, law, or graduate programs in psychology. Preparation: High school preparation should include courses in social sciences as well as the natural sciences (physics, biology, chemistry). Language and mathematical skills are also highly desirable. In general, the broad liberal-arts training that prepare students for college studies is appropriate for majoring in psychology at the university. Careers: Some students major in psychology to prepare for graduate training and careers in related fields such as personnel relations, vocational and personal counseling, medicine and dentistry, social and case work, marketing, administration, the legal profession, or counseling in the public schools. Others prepare for careers as academic psychologists (teaching and research), clinical psychologists (mental health centers, institutions, and private practice), industrial and organizational psychologists, and government psychologists (testing, research, and administration).