Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Psychology majors choose from five specializations to best suit their personal interests and professional goals. Each specialization is designed to help students meet entry-level career requirements and/or pursue advanced degrees in their chosen subfields.
This program is designed for students with an exceptional curiosity and aptitude for investigation who seek an opportunity to build their quantitative and qualitative skills in developing, executing, and presenting research in formats customary to the field (research reports, poster sessions, and paper presentations).
Career and Graduate Study Options
Graduates will be able to work at research institutions (hospitals, pharmaceutical and clinical research agencies, universities, etc.) and become more competitive applicants for doctoral level education in which research is expected.
In addition to the All College Curriculum skills and perspective, students who successfully complete this program will be able to:
- Identify components of methodologically sound research through the review of empirical research related to a variety of areas within the field of Psychology;
- Plan, execute, and analyze psychological experiments with consideration of validity, reliability, biases, ethics and statistical methods;
- Use statistical software to analyze data and make discipline-appropriate graphics;
- Prepare materials for scholarly presentation of research findings, including poster presentations and comprehensive psychological reports using APA style and relevant reviews of the literature.
Policies, Conditions, and/or Fees
A minimum grade of C- or higher is required for all program-specific required courses (courses with the designation of PS) in this major. This requirement extends to HS, CJ, and CH/ED courses in the Mental Health Worker, Forensic Psychology, and Developmental Psychology programs respectively.