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Understand human motivation and interaction and discover how they apply to the real world.

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Shorten your path to your master's degree.
Students who qualify may take up to 9 graduate credits, which apply to both the bachelor's degree in Psychology and the M.S. in Applied PsychologyContact us for more information or learn more about our accelerated options.

Wondering what you can do with a psychology major?

Check out what psych majors are doing with their degrees in How Psychology Majors Are Responding to Jeb Bush's Diss (courtesy of themighty.com).

#ThisPsychMajor

Studying psychology can open doors to an exciting, fascinating career, and this Bachelor of Arts program exposes you to the theories, methods and applied aspects of the field, offering you the practical skills training necessary to enter the job market or continue on to graduate studies.

A two-semester sequence of both statistics and research methods allows you to investigate their related concepts together, so you can gain hands-on experience in researching and then apply statistics to analyze what you find. Your senior project will give you the opportunity to showcase what you've learned through an internship, research project, presentation and more. 

Our graduates pursue careers as varied as family service worker, employment recruiter, technical writer and college admissions recruiter, or go on to attain advanced degrees in equally varied fields, such as behavioral medicine, criminal justice, nursing and human resource management. 

With your bachelor's degree, you'll be prepared for such positions as:

  • community health educator
  • data analyst
  • case manager
  • human resources specialist
  • rehab specialist
  • organization consultant
  • substance abuse counselor
  • crisis intervention counselor

Want to learn more about what you can do with a psychology degree? Explore your career options.

  • Hilary
    WHAT CAN I DO WITH A PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR?

    Hilary
    senior, graduating fall '15
    Research Lab: Existential Issues and Friendship Processes Lab and Urban Life History Lab

    #ThisPsychMajor is planning to work as a sex therapist and researcher.

  • Troy
    WHAT CAN I DO WITH A PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR?

    Troy
    senior, graduating spring '16
    Research Lab: Career Adaptability Lab

    #ThisPsychMajor is planning to change the workforce.

  • Anthony
    WHAT CAN I DO WITH A PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR?

    Anthony, B.A. '15
    Research Lab: Non-Verbal Behavior Lab and Existential Issues and Friendship Processes Lab

    This psych major now works as a research assistant at a consulting firm.

  • marian
    WHAT CAN I DO WITH A PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR?

    Marian
    junior, graduating fall '16
    Research Lab: Urban Life History Lab

    #ThisPsychMajor plans to work in either neuropsychology or animal psychology.

  • Jefferson
    WHAT CAN I DO WITH A PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR?

    Jefferson
    senior, graduating spring '16
    Research Lab: Emotion Regulation Lab

    #ThisPsychMajor wants to pursue graduate study in neuroscience.

  • Terrence
    WHAT CAN I DO WITH A PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR?

    Terrence
    senior, graduating spring '16
    Research Lab: Wagman Applied Psychology Lab

    #ThisPsychMajor plans to pursue graduate study in social psychology.

Program contacts:
Sally D. Farley, director, B.A. in Psychology program
Sharon Glazer, chair, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences

To become a member of the UB chapter of Psi Chi, The International Society in Psychology, contact Dr. Michael Frederick at 410.837.5997.


Other psychology programs offered by the Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences: