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Psychology - BS

Discover why people behave the way they do then do something to help them.

WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY?

Get hands-on experience in the counseling process, designing psychological research, collecting research data and presenting your research.

You’ll also get hands-on experiences through your research-based classes and counseling classes. You’ll also be encouraged to complete an internship in a setting related to your career plans.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll learn about behavior and the mental processes that influence behavior and how psychologists study behavior. You’ll be exposed to many different areas of psychology, including cognitive, social, developmental, clinical/counseling and research methods. You’ll also learn how psychologists apply theories to relevant topics, including health, the environment, the law, socialization, prejudice, aging, gender, memory, music, etc.

Student in classroom

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY?

As you study psychology, you’ll develop the skills that employers – both inside and outside the field of psychology – are looking for: knowledge of human behavior, research methods and statistical skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, communication skills, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, adaptability, and psychological literacy.

Job titles:

  • Behavioral specialist
  • Case worker
  • Child care provider/worker/supervisor
  • Crisis intervention counselor
  • Mental health assistant/technician
  • Parent/family education
  • Psychiatric aide/attendant/technician
  • Social worker assistant
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Victims’ advocate

Employers:

  • Adoption/child care agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Public health services
  • Community shelters
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Research institutes
  • Employee assistant programs
  • Personnel departments
  • Community mental health centers

UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES

 

Thinking

Distinction one:

The psychology lab gives students a dedicated space where they can practice their counseling skills and observe other sessions, conduct data analysis and hone their research skills.

Brain and Book

Distinction two:

All psychology majors conduct and design their own research projects.

Big Chart

Distinction three:

Students have the opportunity to present their research at professional conferences and have it published in peer-reviewed journals.

I like the community feel. I love that Pitt-Bradford feels like home. Antonell Robinson, psychology major from Philadelphia, who traveled to Denmark to study cross-cultural psychology