Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology is a great program for those interested
in helping others and who want to understand why people behave the way they do. The
BA program is suitable for those interested in pursuing specific career paths in psychology
including clinical, counseling, and school as well as other related applied areas
of psychology like forensic and sport psychology. The BA program offers students flexibility
in their programs of study allowing them to select courses specific to their future
interests that will make them more attractive to employers and graduate programs.
The BA program also maintains a liberal arts focus by exposing students to coursework
in related fields like Gerontology, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Philosophy.
Ultimately, students pursuing the BA degree in Psychology develop objective and deep
understanding of human behavior and mental processes as well as strong critical thinking
and data analysis skills, all of which are valuable in any field one chooses to enter
Optional Concentrations for the BA Degree in Psychology
The Forensic Psychology Concentration involves focusing your choices in the major on Forensic Psychology relevant courses and adding additional courses from other departments for a more comprehensive exposure to the field. An additional major or minor is required. It is of particular interest to those wanting
- to work in fields involving criminal investigation and the legal system,
- to pursue graduate study in Forensic Psychology, and/or
- to conduct research in areas pertaining to Forensic Psychology.
This concentration will involve focusing your choices in the major on Sport Psychology relevant courses and adding additional courses from other departments for a more comprehensive exposure to the field. No additional major or minor needed. It is of particular interest to those wanting
- to understand how psychology and sports interact
- to pursue a career in Sport Psychology, Exercise Psychology, or Performance Coaching and/or
- to conduct research in this area.
“Someday, my goal is to gain the expertise & connections to work with a national team,”
Sport Psychology Major