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

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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.

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

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

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

Psychology Spotlights 

psych networking

On Oct. 10, 2017, psychology students (from l. to r.) Shakeya Miller (undergrad), Carol Abraham (grad), El Schoepf (grad) and Kathleen Phelps (undergrad) attended APACampusCONNECT, a live webinar held at UB to help psychology students network with other students both on campus and at other participating campuses across the region.


At the 2017 Inspired Discoveries Symposium on May 5, (an undergraduate symposium of research and creative works) the psychology student representation reflected almost half of the presentations at the event. Santokh Singh’s (pictured far left) talk, “Narcissistic Behaviors and Social Media Usage," won this year's research prize. According to the Inspired Discoveries website, “Judges were greatly impressed with the research itself and his poise in presenting the results and agreed that his original research was worthy of publication in a scholarly journal.”



Read "Charted Waters" in the fall 2016 issue of the UB Magazine to learn more about the conservation research work that UB psychology students, led by Assistant Professor Michael Frederick (center), have been doing at the National Aquarium. (photo credit: Chris Hartlove)

>>Watch videos of the presentations given by Professors Sally Farley and Michael Frederick about their research with the National Aquarium (click names to link to YouTube videos).


Check out what these UB psych majors plan to do with their psychology degrees...

  • Hilary
    B.A. '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
    B.A. '16

    Research Lab: Career Adaptability Lab

    #ThisPsychMajor is planning to change the workforce.

  • 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
    Senior, graduating fall '16

    Research Lab: Urban Life History Lab

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

  • Jefferson
    B.A. '16

    Research Lab: Emotion Regulation Lab

    #ThisPsychMajor wants to pursue graduate study in neuroscience.

  • Terrence
    B.A. '16

    Research Lab: Wagman Applied Psychology Lab

    #ThisPsychMajor plans to pursue graduate study in social psychology.

See what psych majors across the country are doing with their degrees in How Psychology Majors Are Responding to Jeb Bush's Diss (courtesy of