Psychology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

Considering a B.A. or B.S. in the psychology department? The department offers three undergraduate degrees, a minor, and an array of courses in psychology. The number of students completing undergraduate degrees in psychology is 1,000 and growing. Students from different majors can supplement their degree with a minor in psychology.

Undergraduates in psychology have many opportunities to develop personally and academically. Many courses offered in the program are relevant to issues of today. Such courses include Applied Cross Cultural Psychology, Romantic Relationships, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Psychology of Women.

Undergraduates can earn course credit by assisting faculty and graduate students in their research projects. Highly talented students might be invited to join Psi Chi, the psychology national honor society.  Students who are accepted to pursue honors in the major can work on their own research project under the guidance of a faculty member.

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BA in Psychology

The Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology focuses on liberal arts and general education courses including a foreign language requirement, within the psychology field. A broad range of courses including social psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology and biopsychology, as well as several of the department's special topics courses such as forensic psychology and romantic relationships.

BS in Neuroscience

The BS in neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the relationship between the biology and chemistry of the nervous system and the behavior of an organism. This degree prepares students for medical school or graduate study in neuroscience and other health-related fields as well as for work in the neuroscience field.

BS in Psychology

The Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology focuses on math and science within the psychology field. A broad range of courses including social psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology and biopsychology, as well as several of the department's special topics courses such as forensic psychology and romantic relationships.

Minor in Neuroscience

Neuroscience is one of the most rapidly growing disciplines in science today. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, it draws on skills from anatomy, chemistry, electrical engineering, genetics, math, and psychology, among others. Students in these fields can benefit from an awareness of applications of these fields to neuroscience and through this minor, more directly prepare for later work in neuroscience.

Minor in Psychology

Coursework in psychology can enhance many different majors. The psychology minor is available to students in any major at Mason.