Psychology - BS

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  • “There are professors here who have changed my life.”

    Lisa Shultz Cook of Rixford, PA, a 2017 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology

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    Program Contact: Dr. Greg Page

    Many of us want to know why people behave the way they do. And some of us want to really know why, and then do something to help. If you're one of those people, then a psychology major may be what you're looking for.

    As a psychology major, you'll learn a lot about why humans behave the way they do. You'll get to focus on one area that you're interested in and design and conduct your own research. When you're ready, you can head out into the community for an internship at a mental health facility in a local hospital or at a social service agency or correctional institution. You can even take part in a counseling-related internship. 

    Once you earn your degree, you'll be prepared to work at a social service or mental health agency. Or, you can work in a school or for a company. You could even accept a job at a governmental agency. Or, you could decide to go to graduate school for more study.

    For graduate Michael Gallina, the psychology program helped him turn his life around.

    Read about our psychology lab.

    What you can do with a degree in Psychology. Suggested 4-year plan of study.

    Degree Requirements

    Course Requirements in the Major

    A C- or better is required in ALL Psychology Courses



    Content area requirements in psychology

    (two courses from each of the three following content areas)*

    Cognitive/Developmental Psychology

    (min two courses)

    Social Psychology

    (min two courses)

    Counseling Psychology

    (min two courses)

    Other required courses

    Select one Psychology Elective from the following

    *Required minor (min 15 credits)*

    (min GPA 2.00 required for all minors) Note: Transfer students who have earned a previous degree do not need to complete a minor.

    General Education Program Requirements and Requirements-Variable

    (See General Education Program and General Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

    Additional Information:


    If you're a transfer student and have already earned a previous degree, you do not need to complete a minor.

    Learn more about our program on our Psychology Club Facebook page


    The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, in cooperation with University of Pittsburgh graduate programs and other graduate schools, offers several guarantee options for graduate and professional schools.





    Fass Warren

    Dr. Warren Fass

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences


    235E Swarts Hall

    Leck Kira

    Dr. Kira Leck

    Associate Professor of Psychology


    235C Swarts Hall

    Page Gregory

    Dr. Gregory Page

    Director of Psychology Program, and Associate Professor of Psychology


    235B Swarts Hall

    McHugh, Rebecca

    Dr. Rebecca McHugh

    Assistant Professor of Psychology


    235A Swarts Hall

    These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.

    • Case Manager at Pathways Inc. in Corning, NY
    • Supported living counselor, Step by Step, Clifton Heights, PA  
    • Child development specialist at The Bradley Center in Attica, NY
    • Mental health therapist at Bradford Regional Medical Center
    • BHRS care coordinator at The Achievement Center in Meadville, PA 
    • Milieu therapist at UPMC in Pittsburgh
    • Blended case manager, The Guidance Center, Bradford, PA
    Graduate Schools:
    • Graduate student in the Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • Master of Science in Counseling Program at Alfred University
    • Master of Social Work Program at University of Pittsburgh
    • Master of Social Work Program at University of Southern California
    • St. Bonaventure University 
    • Millersville University School of Counseling