Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Behavioral Science; Psychology
Location(s): Bismarck, ND

Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Program Overview

In the psychology bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary, you will use science to develop an understanding of human learning, emotions, and behaviors. In the process, you will develop skills in critical thinking, verbal and written communication, and the ability to interact effectively with groups of people from diverse backgrounds. Working in a curriculum infused with faith-based values in the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine tradition of the University of Mary, you will also develop servant leadership skills that will serve you both in your career and in everyday life.

A bachelor’s degree in psychology gives you a wide range of options in terms of careers or graduate study. The psychology program is offered as a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. Depending on your course selection, you can also earn your undergraduate psychology degree as a Bachelor of Arts.

Psychology Program Highlights

The Psychology bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary offers students a number of unique and exciting undergraduate opportunities:

  • Pursue your psychology degree in a curriculum firmly grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values that will enrich your career and your everyday life. 
  • Gain real-world experience in the Emerging Leaders Academy, a four-year program in leadership.
  • Benefit from learning in small classes, working closely with knowledgeable and caring faculty who bring real-world experience and insights to their classrooms.

Career Outlook for Psychology Majors

Overall employment of psychologists is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, with employment growth varying by specialty.

Employment of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is expected to grow 22 percent, with demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, and social services agencies driving growth.

Employment of industrial-organizational psychologists is expected to grow 35 percent, as organizations use these psychologists to help select and retain employees, increase productivity, and identify potential workplace improvements. Industrial-organizational psychologists with extensive training in quantitative research methods and computer science may have a competitive edge.*

*U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Most psychology majors also complete one or more minors in various fields. Popular minor programs for psychology students include:

Due to significant flexibility in the Psychology Bachelor of Science program, many students also choose to complete a second major in a related area of study, without extending their time at the University of Mary at all, or by longer than one or two semesters.

BIO 101; CIS 101; COM 110; EDU 267, 390; ENG 121; MAT 103, 204; PHI 108; PHI 208 or 308; POL 101; PSY 201, 204, 207, 350, 406, PSY 490; ALU 499

Select one of the following: ART 108, 111, 116, 121, 127; ENG 130; MUS 196

Select one of the following: THE 104, 110, 112, 234

Select one of the following: THE course 200+ level or higher

Select one of the following: PSY 308; 335; 340

Select two of the following: PSY 310; 345; 410; 420

Select one of the following: PSY 307; ADC 318

Select one of the following: PSY 205; 267; 332; ADC 311

PSY 201, 207, 406

Select one of the following: PSY 310, 345, 410, 420.

Select one of the following: PSY 307; 308; 335; 340; ADC 318

Select one of the following: PSY 205; 267; 332; ADC 311

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

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We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.

If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: