Psychology (BS)

In the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, you will learn 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.

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. Students may present a research poster at the annual Psychology Night in spring or Undergraduate Research Showcase in the fall.

The bachelor's degree program offers a General Concentration and a Cognitive Neuroscience concentration. Both concentrations also require you to take advanced courses through the Biology and Mathematics departments. Students in the Cognitive Neuroscience program may declare a minor in Biology. Students may meet pre-health requirements while earning their degree.

DePaul offers a combined bachelor's in Psychology/master's in Secondary Education Social Sciences, allowing you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.


Sample Courses:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Health Psychology and Stress Management
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Psychological Measurement
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Social Cognition and Mental Control
  • Statistics
  • Theories of Learning and Cognition

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • General

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

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


92 percent of 2014 Psychology graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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