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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


Want to add a minor to your major?
Learn more about our minors. (Note that not all minors are possible to combine with every major.)

Thinking about law school?
Learn more about our Automatic Admit option through the UB School of Law.

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?

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

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 consultant
  • data analyst
  • human factors specialist
  • human resources specialist
  • lobbyist
  • organization consultant
  • training instructor.

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

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: