Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Why do we think, feel and act the way we do? Psychology allows you to better understand and predict behavior, as well as apply the knowledge, skills and techniques you learn to solving or preventing individual and social problems.
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Two degree programs are available in the Department of Psychology. You may select a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The major difference between the B.A. and B.S. programs lies in the science, mathematics and humanities requirements. Whatever program you choose, you will engage in hands-on learning experiences to develop your critical thinking skills as you learn about human behavior and psychology research methods.
As part of your real-world learning experience, you will be encouraged to engage in basic and applied research. If you’re interested in a particular area of psychology, you can collaborate with faculty on research projects or develop independent research projects. During the annual Stander Symposium, you have the opportunity to present your research, and you can also submit your articles for publication in scientific journals or present your findings at regional or national conferences.
If you pursue the B.A. program, you will also complete a language requirement. You may satisfy the requirement by taking a proficiency examination, completing an intermediate-level language course or participating in an approved education abroad experience.