Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Psychology

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Program Details:

  • Credit Hours: 120
  • Courses in Major: 22
  • Transfer Credits Accepted: 90
  • Cost Per Credit: $500
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1-4 years

Earn a degree that equips you with an understanding of human behavior and motivation—and shows you how to apply It across a range of careers.

Earn a degree that equips you with an understanding of human behavior and motivation—and shows you how to apply It across a range of careers.

Explore the human mind and human behavior in a degree program that challenges you to put psychology to work. Discover how professionals trained in understanding people and working towards positive resolutions are working across fields and industries beyond healthcare, including business, technology, and more. Find a career niche you’re passionate about and develop a plan to get there.

We build two internships into our program to help you gain relevant field experience using what you’ve learned. Our faculty will work with you to find great opportunities that support your goals.

This program also allows for a high degree of personalization. In addition to completing rigorous core curriculum courses, you can choose four courses from the General Psychology cluster and the Behavioral and Mental Health cluster that interest you most.

YOU WILL:

  • Build a strong foundation of psychological knowledge that is valuable in any career requiring critical thinking and thoughtful understanding.
  • Explore a range of psychological disciplines, including organizational psychology, group psychology, human development, and more.
  • Establish and determine a path toward your professional goals.
  • Prepare to pursue employment or admission to graduate programs in psychology or related fields.

The B.A. in Psychology can connect you to careers or to graduate-level study.

If a PsyD or other program is in your future, D’Youville has an excellent track record for connecting graduates to top schools for further study—about half of our B.A. in Psychology students go on to earn advanced degrees.

COURSES AND REQUIREMENTS

Your path toward your psychology degree includes core courses plus four courses from either the General Psychology cluster or Behavioral and Mental Health cluster:

COURSES

Core Courses

  • PSY 101 Personal Selling (3)
  • SOS 201 Social Science Professions I (1)
  • SOS 202 Social Science Professions II (1)
  • SOS 301 Statistics in the Social Science (3)
  • SOS 302 Research Methods in Social Sciences (3)
  • SOS 401 Social Sciences Internship I (4)
  • SOS 402 Senior Seminar I (2)
  • SOS 403 Social Sciences Internship II (4)
  • SOS 404 Senior Seminar II (2)

General Psychology Cluster Courses

  • Choose any four psychology courses

Behavioral and Mental Health Cluster Courses (Choose Four)

  • PSY 206 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 314 Health Psychology (3)
  • PSY 356 Theories of Counseling (3)
  • PSY 366 Psychological Testing (3)
  • PSY 411 Clinical Interviewing (3)
  • PSY 456 Behavior Modifications (3)
  • ESS 101 Introduction to Exercise and Sports Studies (3)
  • HAPH 301 Health Behavior (3)
  • PSY 714 Topics in Behavioral and Mental (3)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting our general undergraduate admission requirements, applicants to the B.A. in Psychology must present the following:

First Time in College Freshman Requirements:

  • Submitted application for admission
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Successful completion of high school graduation requirements
  • If a student’s HS GPA is below 80% and does not have 3-years Math, History, English, and Science, students will participate in our Saint’s Succeed program which provides additional advisement and academic support

Transfer Admission Required Review Criteria:

  • Submitted application for admission
  • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities
  • If a student’s transfer GPA is below 2.0, students will participate in our Saint’s Succeed program which provides additional advisement and academic support

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be applied to full- and part-time status.

The tuition breakdown follows our cohort, trimester model. Completing your degree in three years instead of four gets you into the career market and earning a salary faster.

Transfer students may apply up to 90 previously earned credits to their online degree. At least one half of the major requirements (30 credits) must be completed with D’Youville.

COST Total
Full Program Tuition $500 per credit hour $60,000
Full Program Fees $160 (full time)* $1,280
Full Program Total $61,280
COST Total
Tuition with maximum transfer credits (up to 90) $500 per credit hour $15,000
Fees with maximum credit transfer (up to 90) $160 (full time)* $480
Full Program Total with Transfer Credits $15,480

CAREER OUTCOMES

Graduates with degrees in psychology typically pursue one of two career paths: either directly entering the workforce through an entry-level position in a variety of industries or pursuing graduate study to earn an advanced degree in counseling, psychology, or another related field.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth of 14% for psychologists through 2026, with similarly positive outlooks for many related careers.

Administrative Services Managers

Administrative services managers oversee a company’s supportive services, which often include mail distribution and office organization. These professionals ensure that an office is well-stocked with essential materials, employee workspaces are safe and clean, mail is received and delivered on time, and that important documents and instances are recorded efficiently. Administrative services managers earn a median annual salary of $94,020.

Public Relations Specialist

When a person or organization wants to understand how people interact with a brand, what they would like to see, and what can be done to encourage more interaction, that person or organization turns to a public relations specialist. The primary focus of a public relations specialist is creating and maintaining a positive public image for the client. Job growth for public relations specialists is projected at 9% between 2016 and 2026, with the median annual salary for these professionals in 2017 reported at $60,000 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Market Research Analyst

Market research analysts frequently work in consumer psychology, seeking to understand why consumers make the choices they do and what organizations can do to influence those choices. Market research analysts earned a median annual salary of $63,120 in 2017 and can expect a much faster than average job growth rate of 23% between 2016 and 2026.

Health Educators

Health educators typically work in community-based programs creating, deploying, and analyzing education programs designed to assist individuals from different populations in understanding personal health and well-being. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health educators earned a median annual salary of $54,220 per year in 2017 and can expect jobs growth of 14% through 2026.

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