In nearly every profession, from health to education, knowledge of psychology is critical for long-term success. For those who are interested in understanding the human mind, who want to delve deeper into topics like decision-making, impulses, nature and nurture – Saint Joseph’s offers a Bachelor of Science in psychology with the convenience and flexibility desired by many adult students.
A psychology major will be versed in relevant, current research and the application of that research in many settings; experimental, clinical, counseling and health-related. Psychology majors are offered courses in research methods and statistics, which can be helpful for a practitioner, but are also built on a foundation of science, philosophy, theology and mathematics. Since many students may desire to someday practice in the field, the moral and ethical aspects of psychology are addressed to provide real-life perspectives.
The psychology major serves as a gateway to a diverse range of employment opportunities, including the healthcare and legal professions, human resources and management positions, education and school counseling, and other social, industrial and organizational situations. Graduates are often employed as school psychologists, counselors, attorneys, physicians and successful businessmen and women.