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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | Dr. Laura May, Department Chair and Program Director

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | Dr. Laura May, Department Chair and Program Director

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree is suited for students who desire flexibility in their career path. Learn more about the program benefits with Dr. Laura May.

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My name is Dr. Laura May and I am the Department Chair and Program Director of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program within the College of Health Professions.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program is designed to educate students in broad-based general education as well as the specific sub-disciplines within the field of psychology.

The degree is best suited for students who are interested in having a very flexible degree that they can really apply to whatever their interests are. As our students often times are interested in the possibility of pursuing masters degree programs beyond the undergraduate, they are afforded the opportunity to learn a lot within the various sub-fields of the disciplines such as abnormal psychology, human growth and development, social and personality psychology.

Other learning objectives within our program are centered around developing critical thinking skills, so the analytical skill set is very important to any career that they pursue and definitely graduate school beyond.

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Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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As a BA in Psychology student, you will find psychology courses that introduce you to the scientific study of human behavior and to foundational concepts in psychological disorders, human growth and development, and much more. Your upper level courses will touch on many disciplines in psychology, giving you a strong grounding for future studies or diverse career pursuits.

Study What Drives Human Behavior

Upon earning your psychology bachelor’s degree, you should be equipped to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories and content areas forming the foundation of psychology.
  • Critically evaluate concepts, theories, research, and applications in the field.
  • Understand historical and current cultural factors impacting the field of Psychology.
  • Write and present psychological concepts, including communicating clearly and effectively using APA style.
  • Apply scientific methodology principles according to human, social, and applied context.
  • Understand professional issues in Psychology, including an understanding of The Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
  • Understand and articulate a need for continued professional growth in the field.
  • Understand and articulate the connection between theory, concepts, research, and clinical application for current and emerging issues.

Prepare for Entry-Level Psychology Careers

The BA in Psychology program can prepare you to study in graduate programs in the behavioral sciences or to work in entry-level positions such as:

  • Counselor aide
  • Therapeutic assistant
  • Academic advisor
  • Career advisor
  • Human resources administrator
  • Caseworker
  • Behavioral intervention specialist
  • Child care worker
  • Community organizer

Earn an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology on Your Schedule

South University, Online Programs can give you the flexibility and control to access your academic resources and courses anytime, day or night, whenever it’s most convenient for you. Our faculty and staff also make sure that online never means out of touch, supporting you every step of the way as you work toward achieving your goals.

Learn more today about earning your BA in Psychology from South University.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon and Washington DC.

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