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B.A. Psychology

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Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Consistent with the mission of NSU, the Psychology Department is committed to providing exemplary teaching, scholarship, and outreach, with the goal of ensuring student success. We are here to work collaboratively with you to become a life-long learner and one who can be a leader and productive citizen.


Degree at A Glance

What to Expect As A Psychology Student

We offer numerous courses covering introductory and specialized topics, psychological science, and practical field experience, ultimately leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in General Psychology. The undergraduate program is designed to be completed in four years.

Where Will My Degree Take Me?

A Psychology Degree Can Serve as an entryway into a wide range of mental health, medical care, education, and business work sectors, as well as providing a great background for graduate study in psychology, counseling, or social work.  Potential careers include:

  • Psychologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Psychometrist
  • Human Resources Counselor
  • Corrections Officer

Associations and Affiliations

Honor Society
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology for psychology students at four-year colleges and universities and graduate student-only campuses. As stated in its constitution, Psi Chi’s purpose is “to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology” (Psi Chi, 2013).

The Psychology Club is the departmental organization for psychology majors and faculty. Ths club meets weekly and sponsors many valuable activities.

Please see the Activities page for more information.