Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The bachelor of arts in psychology program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to begin a career in the human services field. Students are given the option to customize their course selections to particular interests related to young children, adolescents and families, and the legal system. At graduation, students are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of community agencies and educational settings. 

Program Description

While completing your degree, you have the option to focus your studies in a particular area. Our psychology department offers courses in specific content areas that you can choose from including:

  • Applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  • Forensic psychology
  • Drug and alcohol counseling

Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes are based on the American Psychological Association guidelines for undergraduate psychology programs.

Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.

Students will demonstrate knowledge, comprehension and application of scientific reasoning and problem solving skills, including effective research methods and interpretation of research data.

Students will demonstrate ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in an increasingly diverse world.

Students will demonstrate competence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including communications with different types of audiences and for differing purposes. Students will develop a repertoire of interpersonal skills and approaches that will enable them to be successful in an interconnected, global society.

Students will demonstrate professional skills and behavior that will ready them for post-baccalaureate employment, graduate or professional school. These include appropriate work habits, career preparation skills, project management skills, self-efficacy and self-regulation, enhanced teamwork capacity, and effective self-reflection.

Career Opportunities

Popular career options include the following:

  • Family planning agencies
  • Early intervention counselor
  • Residential counselor
  • ABA specialist
  • Social worker
  • Family services; program coordinator
  • Conflict resolution counselor

Admissions Requirements

The Center for Accelerated and Professional Studies offers a rolling admission process, which means applications are accepted throughout the year.

Requirements include:

  • Completed signed application
  • Prior college credit(s) earned > copy of official college transcript(s) required
  • No previous college experience > proof of high school diploma or GED required
  • Assessment testing may be required

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If you have any questions or need any assistance you can contact us at or 508.373.9500.