The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology will contribute to a student’s general knowledge and prepare them to pursue advanced degrees in psychology or related disciplines. The program seeks to deliver its curriculum through an interactive and collaborative learning environment that provides its participants with a strong theoretical and scientific foundation in the field of psychology. According to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshmen Survey (Higher Education Research Institute, 2011), psychology was the second most popular undergraduate field in 2011, selected by 5.4% of incoming freshmen. Only general biology was more popular, chosen by 6.2% of incoming freshmen. Individuals with bachelor’s degrees in psychology possess advanced critical thinking, research and writing skills. Students who do not wish to pursue an advanced degree may find employment in a variety of contexts including public affairs, education, business, or sales. They may also secure employment personnel analysts, employment counselors, managers, interviewers, probation officers, writers or entrepreneurs. A minor to complement the psychology major in another program is strongly recommended but not required.
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