In the bachelor's degree 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 also 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 an internship program, placing you at sites such as human service organizations, and community and industrial settings.
The bachelor's degree program requires you to fulfill a modern language requirement and offers six concentrations:
- Standard Concentration
- Human Development
- Human Services
- Comprehensive Evening Program
Depending on your concentration, you may take courses in:
- Abnormal psychology
- Child psychology
- Community psychology
- Human development
- Organizational behavior
- Psychology of men and women
- Social psychology
- Theories of personality
- Training and development in organizations
Chicago hosts the annual Midwestern Psychological Association convention, as well as meetings of other professional psychological organizations, allowing you to learn from and meet leaders in psychology.
We also offer a combined bachelor’s/master's degree program in 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.
The BA in Psychology degree program also offers an online degree completion option where you can complete your third and fourth year courses entirely online.