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B.A. in Psychology

Psychology StudentsThe 129-credit Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a popular and versatile undergraduate degree. It can be applied to almost any area of work, including social services, law, human resources, business and government. Courses in this program explore the nature of personality, how people learn, how gender affects development and the different ways in which people interact. Elective courses will introduce you to interesting and relevant topics including forensic psychology, psychosomatics, neuroscience, social psychology, and industrial and organizational psychology.

As a psychology major, you will undertake a survey of current knowledge and viewpoints about the science of behavior and cognitive processes. You will learn the research methods by which such knowledge is obtained, and be given the opportunity to study basic psychological processes, their development, the nature of behavioral aberrations, their treatment, and selected applications of this knowledge. Our faculty's expertise spans many areas, including marriage and family relationships, child, adolescent & adult development, experimental & applied behavior analysis, neuroscience, cognition & perception, psychotherapy, developmental disabilities and learning and memory. In addition to classroom studies, you can gain hands-on experience at community youth centers, hospitals, human resource departments and agencies that serve developmentally disabled children and adults.

Program Goals

  • To provide a thorough overview of behavior, learning and development
  • To help students become proficient in research, writing and critical thinking
  • To prepare students for further study at the graduate level or for careers in a wide range of fields

Career Opportunities

  • Many graduates of the Department of Psychology become psychologists or enter related professions, but many others work in unrelated fields. Their knowledge of human behavior and development, learned as part of a broad-based liberal arts education, makes them excellent candidates for careers in a wide range of fields such as business, education, and government.


Transfer Credits

Male student with laptop computerThe program is designed for transfer students who have earned an associate degree or a minimum of 24 credits in liberal arts from an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
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Students with laptop computerTo apply to the program, complete the LIU online application for admission, or speak with an admissions counselor or faculty member at 631-287-8500.

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