Psychology (BA)

In the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program, you will learn psychological theories and research methodologies, as well as gain an understanding of both scientific and applied psychology. You will design and conduct psychological research studies and learn how to read and analyze scientific data.

Courses focus on theories, experimental and statistical work, and laboratory and fieldwork, allowing you to gain hands-on research experience. You will have the opportunity to work with faculty members on research projects, as well as develop and conduct your own research projects through our independent study program.

The Psychology Department also offers two internship programs, placing you in human service organizations, community and industrial settings.

DePaul offers a combined bachelor’s/master's degree program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a combined bachelor's in Psychology/master's in Secondary Education Social Sciences. Both programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Recovery
  • Child Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
  • Social Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Training and Development in Organizations

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Standard Concentration
  • Community
  • Comprehensive Evening Program
  • Human Development
  • Human Services
  • Industrial-Organizational

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Community relations
  • Counseling
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Nonprofit work
  • Prevention and intervention work
  • Research
  • Social work

94%

94 percent of 2015 Psychology graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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