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Psychology Program

Bachelor of Arts

The psychology major provides all students an opportunity to investigate the science of behavioral and mental processes. Many of the courses stress a theoretical orientation while others will stress application in life situations. 

The major integrates undergraduate education, teaching, research, and service activities to further the overall mission of the university in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all.

BCU undergraduate psychology majors typically follow one of three tracks: prepping for graduate school; pursuing a specific, psychology related job following graduation; or obtaining a bachelor's degree and entering the general workforce.

There are exciting internships available, offering you valuable experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom, including local school districts, hospitals, non-profit organizations and many more.

Students graduating with a B.A. in psychology have been hired for entry-level positions as counselors, admissions representatives, youth workers, adolescent care technicians, early childhood specialists, group home counselors and probation officers — just to name a few. Several others have been accepted into graduate schools to pursue advanced degrees in the field of psychology. 


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Core Psychology Courses

MATH 200 - Elementary Statistics
PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 295 - Experimental Psychology
PSYC 460 - History and Systems
PSYC 465 - Senior Seminar

Additional Program Requirements

Psychology majors are required to take two courses from the following:

  • PSYC 352
  • PSYC 365
  • PSYC 400
  • PSYC 415

Two additonal courses from the following

  • PSYC 320
  • PSYC 325
  • PSYC 360
  • PSYC 380
  • PSYC 405
  • PSYC 455

Two courses from the following:

  • PSYC 280
  • PSYC 350
  • PSYC 351
  • PSYC 355

And one course from the following:

  • PSYC 102
  • PSYC 205
  • PSYC 310.

Students must then take four additional elective courses from all remaining 3-credit psychology courses.

An internship (PSYC 390/490) is strongly encouraged as an elective.

Students may not count more than one D/D+ toward their major or minor course work.

The department currently accepts only PSYC 110, 280 and 360 for transfer credit.