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Psychology Major (BS)

Psychology Major (BS)

Majoring in Psychology involves the study of the way humans and animals act, feel, think and learn. How are personality and social development influenced? What is the relationship between mind and body? How are statistical principles used to analyze social science data? You’ll develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and in understanding human thought, behavior and interaction as you take 78 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Science degree. (The B.S. degree carries a larger course load for the major than the B.A. degree, with additional coursework in mathematics, chemistry or biology.)

You’ll also keep it real beyond the classroom, in activities such a 12-credit internship (in counseling settings, youth residential treatment programs, adoption placement agencies, etc.), participation in the Psychology Club and research presentations at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference. And because we design our psychology program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career in psychiatry, social services, business, community education, forensic psychology, human resources, residential treatment or other related field.

Careers in Psychology

Community Education
Forensic Psychology
Human Resources
Residential Treatment
Social Services
Youth Education

Additional education may be required for some careers listed

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