Complete Your Psychology Major with Simmons University

Are you ready to dive into the inner workings of the human mind? Earning a Psychology degree at Simmons University enables students to examine the intricacies of psychology from neurons to mental health.

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Why pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology?

A Psychology degree from Simmons gives graduates an edge, regardless of their career path. Professionals across all fields benefit from an understanding of the human psyche, what motivates and shapes behavior, and social processes.

Why major in Psychology? Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program survey contemporary approaches to mental health and think critically about human behavior. Simmons’ psychology classes will also teach transferable writing, research and analytical skills. Upon graduation, psychology degree holders are able to apply their expertise to real-world quandaries.

Simmons University also offers a Psychology minor and an online Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology for adult learners. Learn more about the Psychology Department at Simmons.

What classes can you take in the BA in Psychology program?

Students pursuing a Psychology major at Simmons have the opportunity to create a versatile, highly customizable program of study. The Psychology degree consists of thirty-six (36) semester hours and four hours in statistics for a total of forty (40) credit hours.

Psychology major classes include the following five core courses:

  • 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

View all the Psychology major requirements for our Psychology degree.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Students interested in applying to the undergraduate Psychology degree program must submit the following items to be considered for undergraduate admission:

  • Completed Application
  • High School Transcript
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores
  • TOEFL Scores (required if English is not your first language)
  • College Essay College Transcript (if applicable)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one teacher, one counselor)

Learn more about Simmons University’s first-year undergraduate application process for Psychology majors, including deadlines and what we look for in an applicant.

What can you do with a Psychology major?

Careers for Psychology majors aren’t limited to psychologists. Due to its versatility, careers in psychology with a bachelor’s degree can be tailored specifically to your passions. Our students are highly valued in all fields, including child development, research, human resources, clinical and counseling psychology, social work, hospital administration, law, public health and graduate studies.

Ultimately, Simmons’ Psychology degree program provides a well-rounded education for students pursuing roles in a wide variety of fields.

Psychology degree careers 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 Psychology degree!

Students that are contemplating a variety of career paths should consider a bachelor’s in Psychology for a degree that provides both breadth and depth of knowledge. We encourage you to request more information about the Psychology major, schedule a campus tour, or find out how to apply today!

Online Psychology Degree

The psychology program is also a possibility for students in our fully online program. Join us on our digital campus to study the science of the brain and behavior and explore the inner workings of the human mind.

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