Psychology

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Simmons University enables students to examine the intricacies of psychology from neurons to neuroses.

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Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program survey contemporary approaches to mental health and think critically about human behavior. Upon graduation, psychology degree holders are able to apply their skills to real-world quandaries.

Due to its versatility, careers in psychology can be tailored specifically to your passions. Our students are highly valued in all fields, including development, research, human resources, clinical and counseling psychology, social work, hospital administration, law, public health and graduate studies.

Why study Psychology?

Psychology majors at Simmons have the opportunity to create a versatile, highly customizable program of study. Professionals across all fields benefit from an understanding of the human psyche, what motivates and shapes behavior, and social processes. Students that are contemplating a variety of career paths should consider majoring in psychology for a degree that provides both breadth and depth of knowledge.

Psychology is also available as a minor.

What will you learn?

The BA in Psychology program consists of thirty-six (36) semester hours in psychology and four hours in statistics for a total of forty (40) credit hours. The following five core courses are required:

  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Introductory Statistics OR Statistical Design and Analysis OR Regression Models
  • Biological Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • History and Systems of Psychology

See below for the full list of Psychology requirements. View all the Psychology course descriptions.

What can you do with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology?

A degree in Psychology isn’t just for psychologists. Nichols’ BA program provides a well-rounded education for students pursuing roles in a wide variety of fields.

Careers for Psychology degree holders include:

  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Behavior Technician
  • Career Advisor
  • Community Service Manager
  • Counselor
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Representative or Manager

At Simmons, we believe in cultivating career skills to prepare our students for life’s work. The resources offered by our Career Education Center not only encourage students to unearth and nurture their passions, but to take steps toward turning their aspirations into action. Career coaches, job and internship fairs, and more await you at Simmons.

Learn more about our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree!

A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simmons gives graduates an edge, regardless of their career path. Are you ready to dive into the inner workings of the human mind? We encourage you to reach out to our faculty with any questions—their contact information can be found below. You can also request more information, schedule a campus tour, or find out how to apply today!

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