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Psychology (BA) and (BS)
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Gain insight into psychological theories and methods

In the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology programs, you’ll learn psychological theories and research methodologies, as well as gain an understanding of both scientific and applied psychology. As you work towards your bachelors’ degree in Psychology, you’ll design and conduct psychological research studies and learn how to read and analyze scientific data.

Your bachelors’ degree in Psychology coursework focuses on theories, experimental and statistical work, and laboratory and fieldwork, allowing you to gain hands-on research experience. You’ll 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.

Psychology (BS) program

You’ll choose from one of three concentrations: a General concentration, a Cognitive Neuroscience concentration, and a Healthcare concentration. These concentrations require you to take advanced courses through the Biology, Chemistry, and/or Mathematics departments. Students in the Cognitive Neuroscience program may declare a minor in Biology. Bachelor's degree in Psychology students may meet pre-health requirements while earning their degree. To ensure success, students in the Healthcare concentration are part of DePaul’s Pre-Health/Pre-Med Advising program.

DePaul offers combined degree programs such as a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree in Psychology and Secondary Education Social Sciences, allowing you to complete a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in as few as five years.

Psychology (BA) 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 + master’s degree program in Psychology and Secondary Education Social Sciences. These programs allow you to complete a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a graduate degree in as few as five years.

Classes

Coursework

  • 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

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
More career info

90%

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

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