Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program study the science of behavior and mental processes. They develop strong academic and social skills including critical thinking, collaboration, oral and written expression, interpersonal effectiveness, and social maturity. Coursework emphasizes personality and psychopathology, child and adolescent development, the relationship between the nervous system and behavior, societal and cultural influence on human interaction, and the relationship between psychology and the law. Students learn to critically review psychological literature, and apply theory to practice by conducting their own psychological research projects.
Skills acquired in this program help prepare students for careers in counseling, rehabilitation, human services, administration, community and public relations, advertising and market research, education, and legislative affairs. Students are well-prepared to pursue advanced degrees in Psychology or related fields.