Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology offers a diverse curriculum that provides a broad-based education in many facets of behavior, mental processes, communication, research, and writing. Courses include forensics, sports, and positive psychology, as well as the traditional courses needed to prepare students for graduate studies. Students may select from four tracks/concentrations within the major (Human Services, Developmental Psychology, Health Care/Fitness, and Business). Student learning objectives include the application of the scientific method and the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects.
- Explain the principles of neuroscience as they relate to behavior.
- Identify what constitutes the application of ethical and humane treatment procedures as they relate to human behavior.
- Develop writing research skills in the field of psychology.
- Develop an understanding of APA format and writing in the field of psychology.
- Develop an understanding of how statistics and the scientific method are used in the field.
Skills you will develop
- Expertise in human behavior and helping people personally and professionally.
- Having a positive influence and developing people in their work and their lives.
- Being a facilitator of change and self-motivation in others.
- Master abstract reasoning, flexibility, creativity, judgment, and logical problem-solving.
- Having an open-minded approach to handle people’s situations with critical thinking.
The fields that the skills learned from a degree in psychology are numerous. Many people continue on to graduate studies either in psychology or in other graduate programs the value the skills learned from a psychology degree such as law/legal studies, education, medical school, criminal/forensic studies. For those that find jobs with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, some of the most common jobs include:
- Top and mid-level management and administration
- Social work
- Other management occupations
- Labor-relations, personnel, human resources, and training
- Administrative positions
- Real estate, business services, and insurance
Types of jobs related to major/field
There are a variety of fields related to psychology and that require or complement the skills that are learned from an undergraduate degree in psychology. The following is a list of some common positions:
- Advertising agent
- Career counselor
- Case manager for social work/services
- Childcare worker
- Laboratory assistant
- Market researcher
- Psychiatric technician
- Probation/parole office
- Rehabilitation specialist
- Sales representative
- Social services specialist
What is next? (Graduate school options to complement my BA/BS)
- Physical Therapy
- Public Health
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Health Administration
- Business (marketing, management)
Bachelor of Arts (121 Total Credits)
General Education Requirements (37 credits)
LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS
- Introduction to Cognitive Development
- Introduction to Experimental Psychology
- Careers and Writing in Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Human Exceptionality
- Psychology of Personality
- Constructs of Interpersonal Conflict
UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS
- Concepts of Clinical and Counseling
- Principles of Learning
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Research Methods
- Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Child Psychology
- Adolescent Psychology
- Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
- Death and Dying
- Marriage and Family
- Health Psychology
- Addictive Behaviors
- Forensic Psychology
- Theory, Application, and Evaluation of Tests
- Sports Psychology
- Positive Psychology
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- Interpersonal Communication
- Workforce Diversity
- Critical Thinking
- Intermediate Statistics
*Some courses are subject to change according to Keiser University’s internal policies.
Kenia Halleck, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of California, California.
M.A., Latin American Cultural Studies, University of California, California.
B.A. in Literature, University of California, California.
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