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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 offers a General Concentration and a Cognitive Neuroscience concentration.

In the General Concentration, you will take courses in:

  • Learning and cognition
  • Physiological psychology
  • Psychological measurement
  • Research methods
  • Statistics

In the Cognitive Neuroscience concentration, you will take courses in:

  • Abnormal psychology
  • Health psychology and stress management
  • Research methods
  • Social cognition and mental control
  • Statistics
  • Theories of learning and cognition

Both concentrations also require you to take advanced courses through the Biology and Mathematics departments.

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 in Psychology/master's in Secondary Education Social Sciences, which allows you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.

Internship Possibilities

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • AMA Foundation
  • Chicago House and Social Service Agency
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Community Healthcare Systems
  • High Five Kids, Inc.
  • Little Brothers
  • North Shore Adolescent Recover Center
  • Peer Health Exchange
  • Pilsen Wellness Center
  • University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago


What can you do with this degree?

  • Community relations
  • Consulting
  • Counseling
  • Human resources
  • Nonprofit work
  • Prevention and intervention work
  • Project management
  • Research
  • Social work
  • Writing/editing