Psychology is the study of human behavior. One of our most popular programs, the Maria psychology major gives you the flexibility and foundation to pursue a variety of interests and options.
Some students enroll in our program as preparation for graduate school and careers in counseling or as school, clinical, or forensic psychologists. Other students plan to enter the workforce immediately after earning their BS.
Areas of employment growth in psychology include organizational and industrial psychology and geropsychology, which focuses on helping seniors maintain well-being and cope with age-related changes. Psychology graduates also put their skills and education to work in government, customer service, rehabilitation, and many other fields.
A customized approach
Our BS in psychology requires students to complete 120 credits. Of these, 24 are free electives—enabling you to transfer credits from another major or develop an area of specialization.
An internship experience
Maria’s psychology program focuses on work-readiness. As a psychology major, you will be required to complete an internship. Your academic advisor will help you find an opportunity that reflects your interests.
You also will take two courses on research methods and have the option of participating in undergraduate research. The combination of work- and research-related experience helps ensure that you graduate with the necessary preparation, whether you choose to continue your education or begin your career.