People who study psychology have unique insight into human behavior and can use this understanding to have a positive impact on people's day-to-day lives. Earning a bachelor's in psychology degree is an important first step for anyone who is looking to pursue a career in this field.
At Post University, our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree program faculty members apply their extensive backgrounds in the social sciences, social services, and business to integrate a real-world perspective into their courses and provide students with a variety of hands-on experiences that integrate theory and practice. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree program emphasizes those skills most valued by employers such as social maturity, interpersonal effectiveness, critical thinking, collaboration, persistence and initiative, and oral and written expression.
There are many career options for those with a bachelor's in psychology degree . The skills and problem-solving strategies learned through training in research methodology and team projects will prepare you for a career in fields such as counseling and rehabilitation, human services, administration, community and public relations, advertising and market research, education, and legislative affairs, among others.
Post University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree program includes two applied concentration tracks—Human Development, Education and Health, and Organizational Studies. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree program also offers a minor in Forensic Psychology. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in internship and cooperative education experiences throughout their college career so they can gain real-world experience before they graduate with a bachelor's in psychology degree.
The Human Development, Education, and Health concentration explores physical, emotional, social, and cognitive aspects of human psychological development. The concentration focuses on child and adolescent development, in addition to alcohol and drug-related behaviors across the lifespan. This minor is ideal for preparing students for a career in the helping professions such as counseling, education, social work, or other related areas of public service.
The concentration in Organizational Psychology provides students with a strong background in understanding the application of psychological principles to examining individual and group interactions in a variety of settings, including the workplace. Coursework includes organizational and consumer behavior, social psychology, drug use behaviors, and multicultural psychology. This concentration better prepares students for business-related careers including those in human resources, marketing, and public relations.
Faculty Advisor Contact Information
Dr. Renata Streck
|PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM FAST FACTS|
|STUDENTS IN THIS DEGREE PROGRAM||107|
|AVERAGE CLASS SIZE||14|
|2011-2012 PROGRAM COMPLETERS||6|
|NORMAL PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME||4 years|
|DEGREE PROGRAM COST|
|4-Year Degree Program Tuition and Fees*||$109,800|
|4-YearRoom and Board*||$41,720|
|Approximate Program Text Book Cost*||$6,000|
|*This is the cost of the entire degree program using current tuition and room and board rates. Actual program cost will vary depending on the amount of financial aid provided and whether or not students transfer in any credits. For current tuition rates, go to http://www.post.edu/maincampus/tuition.shtml.|
|OCCUPATIONS (This degree will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.)|
|Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1011.00|
|Child, Family, & School Social Workers||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1021.00|
|Social and Community Service Managers||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9151.00|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1093.00|
|Human Resources Managers||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3121.00|
|Social Science Research Assistants||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-4061.00|
|Training and Development Managers||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3131.00|