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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Psychology and Human Services

Use Your Psychology Degree to Help Others in a Variety of Ways

Whether you are interested in the scientific aspects of psychology or working with clients in the field, College of Saint Mary has the right psychology major for you.

Our psychology major introduces you to research and uses a solid background in several areas of psychology to prepare you for graduate coursework or professional school. Intimate classrooms and leading professors will also prepare you for a career in health and human services and business. 

Our applied psychology and human services major trains students in the human services field by focusing on current social problems, cultural issues, counseling and fundamental research skills. The coursework incorporates a strong background in many areas of psychology and prepares you for professional positions where you work directly with clients. Within a personalized classroom setting, you’ll learn to use your empathy and understanding to help others.

As psychological and social problems increase in our society and around the globe, there is a significant and growing demand for professionals to help address complex problems and lead in the community.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Human Services

Career Outlook

With projected growth of more than 22 percent by 2022, and a median salary of $29,230, working in psychology and human services is more than just rewarding, it’s high-demand. The median annual salary for child, family and school social workers is $42,120 with a projected growth of 15-21 percent by 2022. Social and community workers earn a median annual salary of $61,160 and demand is expected to grow by 15-21 percent by 2022. 

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration