Psychology is the scientific study of the brain and behavior. Psychology majors learn about human behavior, experiences, and the functioning of the mind in relation to biological, cognitive, developmental, social, personality, and abnormal aspects. Students majoring in psychology complete requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
The psychology major is designed to give students the academic foundation for success in graduate study and for employment in applied areas of psychology such as social work, counseling, education, business, and human services.
Careers in Psychology: Human service, not-for-profit organizations, and business professions offer the most entry occupations for students with an undergraduate degree in psychology.
- Psychology graduates often work with licensed clinicians to serve the needs of individuals, groups, and families.
- Businesses, non-profit private and public agencies also recruit psychology graduates. Marketing, human resources, sales, and development are examples of areas that hire psychology graduates.
- Graduate school training is required for certain careers in psychology including clinical psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology, and experimental psychology. Students who intend to pursue graduate studies should plan internships and research participation as parts of their academic plan.
These courses offer students the opportunity to explore additional areas of research and practice in psychology. Potential topics include multicultural psychology, community psychology, sport physiology, sport psychology, etc. May be repeated when topics vary.