Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Psychology is the science that studies the behavior and experience of humans. Through psychology, you will learn how we perceive the world, how we learn and think, how our emotions and motives influence our behavior, how personality develops, what factors affect social relations, and applications of psychology to such practical situations as education, family life, group relations, advertising, business, industry and government.

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology emphasizes biology, chemistry, medical and health sciences, neuroscience and other natural sciences alongside mathematics and statistics. Students who seek to train as psychiatrists often earn a B.S. in Psychology, as do learners interested in pursuing healthcare or organizational careers. Many B.S. programs feature degree tracks in business with additional coursework in leadership, management and human resources.

The B.S. program serves as a stepping stone to graduate study in psychology by training students in research methods and data analysis. Learners may have the opportunity to observe psychological professionals and gain insights into the field, as well as take extensive upper-division coursework in psychology. (Source:

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