The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Psychology is designed for students who want to make a difference in the lives of others. The Psychology major provides students with a strong background for graduate studies, as well as entry into leadership positions in community government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and business. It also provides workforce entry into a variety of human service areas.
This major offers students a uniquely innovative choice of curricula aimed at addressing 21st Century changes in demography, privations, and technology. It offers student-centered instruction and advising by nationally and internationally recognized faculty, with a strong emphasis on research. Contemporary psychology is both a scientific and applied field of study with interdisciplinary roots that provides a strong liberal arts background and pathways to numerous careers.
This degree offers three concentrations: Psychological Science, Community and Organizational Leadership, and Human Services. The Psychological Science concentration will provide students with a rigorous program of study in the science of psychology, including the theory, research, and quantitative methods of both basic and applied psychology. Community and Organizational Leadership is an applied field based in organizational and community psychology and business. Psychology of Human Services is an emerging field at the intersection of psychology, health, and business.
A strength of the BS in Psychology program is our focus on experiential learning. Students have opportunities to engage in hands-on Service-Learning, research, and internships with local agencies and community partners. Our students also have opportunities to collaborate with program faculty and other students to design, conduct, and present research at regional and national conferences.
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