Use Your Psychology Degree to Help Others in a Variety of Ways
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Human Services
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 the scientific path with research and lab work and offers relevant preparation for continuing to a graduate program or professional school with a solid background in social, abnormal and developmental psychology. You will also be prepared to work in positions in health and human services and business.
Our applied psychology and human services major provides training in the human services field focusing on current social problems, cultural issues, counseling and basic research skills, coupled with a strong background in social, abnormal and developmental psychology, and prepares you for professional positions where you work directly with clients. You’ll 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 solve complex problems like these.
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.