Psychology

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in psychology prepare students for graduate work or a position in a variety of human service careers.

Graduates of these programs help people deal with the problems of everyday living at home, work and in their community.


Curriculum Highlights

  • Human Development
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Abnormal Behaviors
  • Learning and Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Processing
  • Brain-Behavior Relationships
  • Counseling Processes and Techniques
  • Common Research Methods

Psychology is ideal for those who are:

  • Good listeners
  • Curious
  • Observant
  • Patient
  • Self-motivated
  • Sensitive to others
  • At ease when working with others
  • Strong in writing and presenting reports
  • Good at science, math and critical reading
  • Passionate about helping people

 

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POSSIBLE CAREERS AFTER GRADUATION

  • Career, marriage and family, substance abuse, behavioral disorder or educational counselor 
  • Forensic, school, social or developmental psychologist
  • Mental health technician
  • Human resources specialist
  • Labor relations or ergonomics consultant
  • Business or customer service manager
  • Market researcher
  • Salesperson
  • Professor
  • Chaplain
  • Pastor

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