Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Develop Your Mind with a Psychology Degree
This program is offered on Campus and Online.
When your friends need advice or a sympathetic ear, they turn to you. You’ve always had an interest and insight into human behavior. Learn more about yourself and how to help others with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Post University. Conveniently offered as a BA in Psychology online or on campus, the program curriculum emphasizes a solid foundation in the fundamentals of psychology and explores various sub-fields to prepare graduates for fulfilling psychology jobs, such as a group home worker, case manager, mental health technician, or paraprofessional. Many of our graduates go on to pursue their master’s degree at Post University to further advance their careers in counseling, education, or business settings.
As a student in the BA in Psychology degree program, you will study the science of behavior and mental processes while developing strong academic and social skills including critical thinking, collaboration, oral and written expression, interpersonal effectiveness, and social maturity. You will also learn to analytically review psychological literature and apply theory to practice by conducting your own psychology research projects.
Our faculty of professionals brings years of experience in the psychology field into the classroom, giving you the edge of practical and applicable learning. By adding an internship to your main campus academic experience in a human services agency, school setting, or research university, you may gain valuable hands-on experience to better prepare for the real world.
Coursework emphasizes these core areas: personality and psychopathology; child and adolescent development; the relationship between the nervous system and behavior; societal and culture influence on human interaction; and the relationship between psychology and the law.
You’ll analyze major concepts, theories, and empirical findings in psychology in order to explain and solve problems related to human behavior and mental processes. You’ll cover the application of various scientific research methods, such as research design and data analysis. You’ll explore the factors, experiential and biological, that shape mental processes and behaviors. You’ll learn how to apply ethical standards in evaluating psychology research and practice. And you’ll about diverse sociocultural experiences and how they influence behavior and mental processes.
What can you do with a BA in Psychology degree?
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 also well prepared to pursue advanced degrees in psychology or related fields.
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as licenses for clinical psychology or therapy. Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Learn about psychology credentials, which vary by state, through the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards: http://psybook.asppb.org/.
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As you progress in the program, course curriculum can be tailored to you through the selection of the available Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree concentrations below.
Applied Behavior Analysis
This concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is ideal for students who want to pursue careers as behavior analysts in educational and clinical settings. Coursework includes Child Development Educational Psychology, Fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis, and Advanced Concepts in Applied Behavior Analysis. Coursework in child development and educational psychology provides critical background knowledge for real world applications of ABA, as many behavior analysts work with children in educational settings. Fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis provides an introduction to the science of ABA and focuses on the application of learning theory principles to drive behavior change. Advanced Concepts in Applied Behavior Analysis is an advanced course in ABA, focusing on roles and responsibilities of a behavior analyst including functional behavior assessment, behavior data collection and analysis, as well as analysis of ethical issues in complex clinical cases. Together, these courses provide a solid foundation for students to pursue graduate study and/or careers in ABA.
Human Development, Education, and Health
Prepare to pursue a career in the helping professions. Our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development, Education and Health includes courses on child development, adolescent development, educational psychology, and drugs and behavior.
At Post University, we go the extra mile to help our students succeed. We keep our class sizes small to allow for individualized attention from your instructors and assign you a personal academic success counselor the moment you enroll. They will be there to support you every step of the way, whether you decide to complete your BA in psychology online or on campus.
Develop a better understanding of the human mind and help improve the human condition. Contact us to enroll in our Connecticut-based or online BA in Psychology degree program today.
Psychology Degree FAQs
Is a bachelor’s in psychology worth it?
Yes! Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program gain a strong academic foundation in diverse subfields of psychology. Throughout their coursework, students strengthen critical thinking, professional communication, and social skills including collaboration, interpersonal effectiveness, and social maturity.
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.
Is psychology a 4-year degree?
The normal time to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree is four years, but it may be possible to finish in less time based on the amount of credit hours taken per semester. At Post, we assign you a personal academic success counselor the moment you enroll that can help determine a timeline and give you the support needed every step of the way.
Is a bachelor’s in psychology hard?
Earning any degree requires hard work and dedication to your studies. But our faculty of professionals brings years of experience in the psychology field into the classroom, giving you the edge of practical and applicable learning.
How long is a psychology course?
Psychology courses are 3 credit hours each.
Check out the course catalog to view all degree requirements.
Is psychology a good career?
Yes! This is a common question by those interested in the field of mental health and scientific study. While many people associate this type of degree with psychologists and psychiatrists, there are actually a number of professions that require varying levels of degrees in the field of psychology. The good news is that for graduates, or students pursuing a degree in psychology, the career outlook is promising due to the many positions that are available in that field.
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