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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. 

Program Highlights

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. 

 

For Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes visit the University Catalog >>

 

Concentrations

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.  

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology provides students with a strong background in understanding the application of psychological principles to examining individual and group interactions in a variety of settings, including the workplace.  Coursework includes an introduction to industrial/organizational psychology and management courses in organizational behavior and organizational theory and development. This concentration prepares students for business-related careers including those in human resources, management, and public relations. 

 

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. 

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program is not specifically designed to prepare students for certification or licensure in any state. As licensure is a professional process, it is up to each student to fully understand the licensure process, as it varies from state to state and area of specialization. The faculty and staff in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program are here to support and advise students on program requirements, but it is ultimately the responsibility of individual student to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body. It is the students’ responsibility to understand and comply with requirements in the state where they intend to work as an administrator or teacher. Please direct further questions to your Program Chair or Dean.   

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