Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
What is Psychology?
Psychology is a science devoted to the study of how people and animals think, feel and behave. Psychologists consider how both biological processes and environmental influences can account for behavior. The field of psychology integrates research and practice. That is, in addition to trying to explain behavior, psychologists are interested in applying the results of research to solve real world problems.
What can you do with a degree in Psychology?
Career opportunities for psychology majors are diverse. Psychology majors receive training in how to analyze problems and how to evaluate and interpret data. In addition, they learn a great deal about human abilities and motivations. This training is relevant to employment opportunities in a range of fields, including social services, health care, education, and business fields such as sales and personnel. Many psychology majors go on to pursue graduate (i.e., post-B.A.) training in psychology, law, medicine, or education.
If you're thinking about a major in Psychology, download this pdf to learn more about what a Psychology degree from Kent State can do for you. Also be sure to check out more information on our pages about career opportunities, graduate training in psychology, and alternative graduate programs for psychology majors.
If you have taken General Psychology you may be interested in Child Psychology and Psychology of Adjustment. You can see more about these courses at our Course Information website.
Other questions?If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact the campus advising team at 440-834-4187 (Burton) or 330-888-6400 (Twinsburg).