Studying psychology helps students gain an understanding of a) the mental structures and processes that underlie individual human experience and behavior, b) the scientific methodologies by which such a knowledge base is acquired, c) the critical thinking skills and skeptical inquiry necessary to evaluate scientific and popular claims concerning behavior, and d) the application of scientific psychological principles to personal and social issues. For a subgroup of our undergraduate majors (particularly those intending to continue into graduate study), we also seek to provide in-depth research apprenticeships in our faculty's laboratories.

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Curriculum requirements vary for all Psychology majors, they are dependent upon your catalog year and whether you are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. You can find this information by going to the general UA catalog web page at following web page, Curriculum Requirements (embed this link: and clicking on the appropriate academic catalog for your program requirements.

Career Options
Students who graduate with a degree in Pscyhology pursue many careers which include: advanced degrees with scientific or clinical emphasis, social work, law enforcement, professional graduate programs such law or business, and any number of other professional and graduate school opportunities.

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