Psychology Degree Overview
Students in the Bachelor of Arts in psychology apply the science of understanding and explaining thoughts, emotions and behavior to solving real-world problems. Topics include stress, biological influences on behavior, growth and development of children and diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. Students conduct science and evaluate and interpret data. Elective courses may be used to specialize in a number of areas of psychology and to gain hands-on experience in research labs.
The degree prepares students for graduate school and employment in a range of fields, including clinical, applied and experimental areas of psychology and related fields such as education, law, human resources and health care.