BA in Psychology


The Bachelor of Arts 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 includes 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.

Mason Psychology students study behavior as it relates to health and well-being, child and Many students continue on to complete graduate degrees; however a BA in psychology provides a gateway to a variety of career opportunities. Students who graduate from our programs go on to work in a wide range of fields and positions, including human resources, data analysis, user interface design, and social media and marketing.


All students have opportunities for research, global engagement, public service, and career preparation.

  • Conduct an independent research project in close collaboration with a faculty member through honors in the major. Read more >>
  • Work in a faculty lab to get hands-on research experience. Read more >>
  • Do a service learning course, putting classrooom learning into practice. Combine a class in abnormal psychology with service learning in a mental health facility, for example. Read more >>