Psychology Curriculum

Psychology Curriculum

Students in the psychology program will learn how people relate to each other and how to help improve those relationships.

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Participate in an internship as part of your psychology education.

Participate in an internship as part of your psychology education.

Learn more about your options in the psychology program at Becker College.

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Becker College bachelor of arts in psychology program prepares students for entry-level positions or graduate study in the fields of education, health and human services, social work, counseling, criminal justice, and law. Employment of those who have one or more degrees in psychology is expected to grow through 2018, due to the increased demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, health care centers, substance abuse clinics, mental health facilities, and more.

The Becker College psychology program provides students with an introductory understanding of how to successfully work with individuals who have mental and emotional problems. The broad-based core curriculum covers a variety of topics, including applied behavior analysis, counseling theory, forensic psychology, child development, and drug and alcohol addiction. Students in the psychology program will learn how people relate to each other and how to help improve those relationships.

Multiple internship opportunities in human service organizations are available, as are degree concentrations in early childhood education, applied behavior analysis, forensic psychology, and addictions counseling.

For more information about the Becker College psychology program, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will apply developmental theory and theories of professional practice (counseling or education) and explore the ethical issues related to their concentration of study.

Students will apply basic research methodology to their fields of study: asking questions, gathering information, constructing hypotheses, collecting data, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communicating results.

Students will evidence written and oral communication skills in a variety of formats including, but not limited to, essay, research report, debate, group discussion, and teaching.

Students will gain experience in their selected professional fields as part of an internship or practicum.

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