What will I learn in the psychology bachelor’s degree program?

Students in the psychology program take courses that firmly establish the scientific foundation of the discipline and provide opportunities to develop competencies in scientific inquiry and critical thinking, ethical and social responsibility, communication and professional development.

Our curriculum will foster connections across disciplines and encourage students to seek opportunities for exploring the intersections of psychology and biology, sociology and philosophy. Supported by our knowledgeable psychology faculty, students will feel empowered to pursue their research interests, make discoveries and communicate their findings.

Students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies will find that the psychology program at FranU provides a thorough curriculum that prepares students for the demands of graduate school, all while making room for students to embrace curiosity and overcome challenges.

What kind of learning experiences will I have outside of the classroom?

In addition to gaining a broad knowledge base of psychology through rigorous coursework, you will also have the opportunity to apply what you have learned in a real-world setting through an internship or practicum with one of FranU’s many Community Partners.

When students participate in experiential learning, not only do they gain a better understanding of course material, they also gain insight into their own skills, interests and values, develop self-confidence and leadership skills and hone positive professional practices and skill sets. Experiential learning provides opportunities to collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and will give you the gratification of assisting in meeting community needs.

Students desiring to enter the workforce following graduation may choose to engage in a practicum experience with a FranU community partner to hone their hands-on skills in preparation for their career. Students planning to pursue graduate training in psychology after graduation may choose to engage in a faculty-guided research project and present their research at the FranU Student Research and Scholarship Showcase.

Students may also get involved in the FranU Psychology Club, a service organization for those interested in the field of psychology. Psychology Club members support one another academically, organize community service events, develop leadership skills and build professional networks and enduring friendships.

What can I do with a bachelor’s degree in psychology?

A psychology degree can be utilized in many contexts. Those who hold a degree in psychology may work in community and social service occupations, counseling, educational instruction, training and development, healthcare, managerial occupations, administrative support, sales and marketing and human resources. FranU’s emphasis on vocational discernment will help you identify and plan for a career that aligns with your interests and values while also developing skills employers value.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychology degree holders make a median annual salary of $50,000, with 60% of degree holders working in an occupation at the bachelor’s degree level.