Psychology

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science
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Overview

The Psychology major is the 3rd most popular in the country. It is also in the top 10 fields for double majors. Psychology is relevant to a wide variety of professions such as business, management, sales, human services, human relations, research and medical fields. The demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, and social services agencies is growing and employment in the field of psychology has a projected growth rate of 14%, much higher than the average growth (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Psychologists. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Updated September 4, 2019.)

PIU's program is distinct because of a wider variety of elective courses accepted for the B.A. program, and the inclusion of global and leadership requirements for the B.A. and the B. S. programs.

Both the BA and BS program requirements are structured to fall in line with the 5 goals of the American Psychological Association, thereby ensuring a solid foundation in the major areas of Psychology.

What do I do with a Degree in Psychology?

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4 Year Program
Available Residentially
Available Online

Psychology at PIU

Objectives

Upon completion of the Psychology Major, students should:

  1. Have a knowledge base of current theory, research, and practice in Psychology.
  2. Be able to approach problem solving with critical thinking skills and scientific reasoning.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and socially responsible behavior in a diverse world.
  4. Demonstrate competence in written, oral and interpersonal communication.
  5. Apply psychological content to effective self-reflection and career preparation.