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The BS program in psychology with a concentration in psychological science emphasizes critical-thinking and analytic and quantitative skills involved in psychological research to prepare students for graduate study. Students take advanced coursework in statistics and receive hands-on research experience by working with faculty members in the laboratory. Students are exposed to theories and research, addressing questions such as how people can use social influence to increase compliance; how children develop; how people remember information over long periods of time; how the mind and body react to stress; and, which types of treatment are most effective for individuals who are depressed.
Psychology (Psychological Science) (BS)
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The bachelor's degree program in psychology with a concentration in psychological science prepares students who aspire to careers as researchers, teachers or clinicians, or who wish to pursue graduate study. The program is also ideal preparation for professional postgraduate programs in the fields of law and medicine.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists||10.5%||$97,740|
|Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||15.1%||$73,770|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).