In UHart’s Department of Psychology, you prepare for a successful career or for acceptance into a first-rate graduate program through a variety of academic opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.
We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology where you study human behavior and mental processes to give you an understanding of cognition, emotion, and social interaction. These skills will help you launch a successful career in business, industry, education, health services, personnel work, or in any field involving human relations.
Our minor in Psychology is a great complement to other programs of study to enhance your academic and career goals.
If you are planning to attend graduate school to become a psychologist, the BA program is the first step in the process. Many of our graduates go on to advanced degrees at UHart including:.
You can complete an internship to develop important applied skills and get field experiences that broaden and enhance what you learn in the classroom. Our students have interned at hospitals, mental health centers, state prisons and agencies, geriatric centers, nonprofit organizations, and public schools. Some of these internships can lead to employment upon graduation.
Outside of class, you can work with your professors and classmates in our computer labs, observation rooms, and research facilities, and have access to our collection of resources and diagnostic materials. You can also participate in our Honors program, attend our guest lecture series, and join our Psychology Club.
Our small classes and labs are taught by faculty who are experts in clinical, developmental, experimental, health, industrial/organizational, school, and social psychology. There are opportunities to co-publish and present research findings with them on:
- Body image issues
- Hypnosis and pain management
- Workplace motivation
- Family therapy
- Forensic psychology
- Sports psychology