The psychology degree program is designed to provide a high-quality, relevant, integrated, skills-based program of instruction in the basic theory, methodology, and application of the discipline of psychology.
Students engage in practical applications of psychology through out-of-classroom learning including internships. undergraduate research opportunities, and international experience through partnerships with universities in Ireland and the Netherlands.
Choose from three program options
With three degree options, the program prepares graduates to enter careers in fields with a high demand for qualified candidates, or to make a seamless transition to graduate school.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science - Business Option
Bachelor of Science - Science Option
Program courses include
- Basic Research Methods in Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Introduction to Well-Being and Positive Psychology
- Neurological Bases of Human Behavior
- Abnormal Psychology
- Psychology of Fear and Stress
Your job title could be
- Child and Youth Advocacy Agencies
- Institutional Research Departments
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Health Education Agencies
- Correctional Facilities
- Drug, Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs
Recommended Academic Plan
Recommended Academic Plans provide the possible order of courses students might follow as they pursue a particular degree. RAPs are proposed schedules only. Individual student's schedules might look different if -- in consultation with an academic adviser -- the student has created a different plan. Care should be taken when changing the order of courses, as the RAP takes into account prerequisites and course controls. Changing the other of a RAP might be in the student's best interests and can occur with an adviser's guidance. For the final work regarding the courses needed for graduation in a particular major, all students should consult the University Bulletin and their degree audit.
Students who began studying at Penn State summer 2018 or later should refer to the new suggested academic plans.