Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Pursue Your On-Campus or Online Bachelor’s in Psychology!
As a student in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology program at Post University, you will have access to learning experiences involving the study of the science of behavior and mental processes. These experiences are designed to help you develop strong academic and social skills for critical thinking, collaboration, oral and written expression, interpersonal effectiveness, and social maturity. They also offer an exploration of how to analytically review psychological literature and apply theory to practice by conducting your own psychology research projects.
BA in Psychology coursework provides a foundational liberal arts education. It emphasizes core areas, including personality, child and adolescent development, the relationship between the nervous system and behavior, societal and culture influence on human interaction, and the relationship between drugs, behavior, abnormal psychology, and the law. It also covers various scientific research methods—such as design and data analysis—as well as the factors that shape mental processes and behaviors.
What Could I Do with a BA in Psychology?
The program covers major concepts, theories, and empirical findings in psychology in order to explain and solve problems related to human behavior and mental processes. Skills acquired in this program could help prepare you for career path flexibility. You could find yourself involved in case management, rehabilitation, human services, administration, community and public relations, advertising and market research, education, non-profit work, and legislative affairs. Or, you could use your bachelor’s degree as a springboard into graduate-level work.
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.
Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice. 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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Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills
Coursework for your on-campus or online BA in Psychology program is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:
- Explain and solve problems related to human behavior and mental processes
- Apply scientific research methods to research design, data analysis, interpretation, and information technology
- Analyze how experiential and biological factors interact to shape mental processes and behavior
- Evaluate psychological research and practice in the light of ethical standards
- Examine how diverse sociocultural experiences and perspectives influence behavior and mental processes
- Effectively communicate key psychological concepts
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Concentrations
In addition to core psychology courses covering psychology fundamentals, development across the lifespan, social psychology, and more, you will have the opportunity to customize your degree to your future goals with one of these three concentrations:
Applied Behavior Analysis
The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) concentration offers coursework in child development and educational psychology and provides critical background knowledge for real-world applications of ABA, as many behavior analysts work with children in educational settings. It also provides an introduction to the science of ABA with a focus on the application of learning theory principles to drive behavior change. Advanced coursework in ABA explores the 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.
This program is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any licensure or certification, such as for an ABA certification. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body but does assist students in understanding licensure requirements.
Human Development, Education, and Health
This concentration covers issues regarding child development, adolescent development, educational psychology, and drugs and behavior. Courses could include an exploration of psychology in education, for children and adolescents, and an introduction to counseling.
This concentration seeks to provide a better understanding of the application of psychological principles to examine individual and group interactions in a variety of settings, including the workplace. Courses could include an introduction to industrial/organizational psychology and management courses in organizational behavior and organizational theory and development.
Pursue Your On-Campus or Online BA in Psychology at Post!
At Post University, we understand you have responsibilities you cannot put on hold while you attend school — and you do not have to. We offer flexible online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology courses to fit your schedule, or you can take classes at our main campus in Waterbury, Connecticut. Whether you take your BA in Psychology online or on campus, a student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your program.
Ready to develop a better understanding of the human mind and work toward improving the human condition? Contact us to learn more about our bachelor’s in psychology program.
Psychology Degree FAQs
Is a bachelor’s in psychology worth it?
Is psychology a 4-year degree?
The normal time to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 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 student success advisor the moment you enroll that can help determine a timeline and give you the support needed every step of the way.
How long is a psychology course?
Psychology courses are offered in 8-week or 16-week formats.
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