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B.A. Psychology

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ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology is one of seven departments within the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) at NSU. Our department is made up of full-time faculty members who have each received graduate level preparation and have earned the distinction of a doctoral degree. We also enjoy the benefit of adjunct faculty who teach at NSU on a part time basis and have real-world experience that compliments their teaching. 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.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A PYSCHOLOGY 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.

DEGREE AT A GLANCE

Average Class Size: 35 students
Total Credit Hours: 120

WHERE WILL MY DEGREE TAKE ME?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of psychologists is expected to grow at a rate of about 19 percent through the year 2024. A Psychology Degree Can Serve as a great background for further graduate study.

Careers

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


 Workplaces

  • In-Home Counseling Agencies Hospitals (Psychiatric Units) Marketing Agencies
  • Community Service Boards
  • Correctional Facilities

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.

Psychology Program Key Links
 Undergraduate B.A. in General Psychology NSU Department of Psychology Online Program Practicum in Psychology (PSY495/496) Current Research Activities at NSU Psychology Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (VCPCP)