University of Charleston

Psychology

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  • duration

    4 Years

  • format

    BA: In-Seat, Online, BS: In-Seat

  • location

    Charleston and Online

Program Overview

This program helps you better understand the behavior and processes of organisms, and to learn to appreciate psychology as a discipline, a science, and a profession. Our unique program offers two tracks within the degree:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

This track is if you plan to pursue employment immediately following completion of your undergraduate degree. It is available both in-seat and online.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

This track is if you plan to pursue an advanced degree in psychology or related fields, such as social work.

In large part, students in the BS and BA tracks complete the same sequences of courses to achieve their degrees. Students pursuing the BS track typically follow a curriculum that includes more math and science courses, while those seeking a BA track will take courses that focus on more traditional liberal arts courses.

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Program Highlights

  • Internships and service-learning experiences related to clinical, counseling and forensic psychology, as well as other fields of interest, are available

  • Unique, two-track option to help you reach your career goals.

  • Professional networking opportunities, as well as opportunities for travel to areas around the country and the world.

  • The program has two organizations associated with it – Psi Chi, the international honor society for the study of psychology, and The Psychology Club, open to anyone with interest in the field of psychology.

  • Psychology is also available as a minor.

Program Outcomes

  • Post-Undergraduate Job Opportunities

    • Behavioral Health Technician
    • Case Manager
    • Corrections (Correctional Officer, Parole Officer)
    • Human Resource Manager
    • Psychometrician
    • Researcher
    • Skills Trainer
    • Supportive Counselor
  • Post-Graduate Degree Job Opportunities

    • Professor
    • Psychologist
    • Social Worker
    • Researcher
    • Therapist
  • Excellent Graduate School Placement

    100% of UC Psychology majors who applied to graduate school over the past ten years have been accepted.

  • Professional Experience

    Our students present and compete at several national professional events in the fall and spring, providing opportunities to gain confidence, develop critical thinking, and to network with other psychology students.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Additional Information

Admissions Requirements

Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

How Much Will It Cost?

View our Tuition & Fees page for more detailed information on cost.

Curriculum and Course Catalog

The Psi Chi Honor Society is the international honor society for the study of psychology. To achieve membership in Psi Chi, students must:

  1. Meet the academic standards established by the organization
  2. Be recommended by the faculty for membership
  3. Be approved as members by current Psi Chi members

The Psychology Club is open to anyone, regardless of major, who has an interest in the field of psychology.