Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Behavioral Science; Psychology
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
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
A local labor market search revealed that students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology may find jobs in a variety of agencies. Job titles include case managers, advocates, technicians, and attendant care workers. Others may find work in business, sales, or education.
Training beyond the bachelor’s degree is required for many psychology-related careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014), overall employment of psychologists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022 with employment growth varying by specialty. Employment of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is projected to grow 11 percent with greater demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, and social services agencies driving employment growth. Employment of industrial-organizational psychologists is projected to grow 53 percent. Organizations use industrial-organizational psychologists to help select and keep employees, increase productivity, and improve office morale.
A variety of options exist for a student who earns a bachelor’s degree in psychology including entering the workforce upon graduation and furthering their education. Often, both can be done concurrently.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition: Psychologists.
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.
ANT 171, BIO 101; CIS 101; COM 110; EDU 367, 390; ENG 121; MAT 103, 204; PHI 108; PHI 208 or 308; POL 101; PSY 201, 204, 207, 350, 406, PSY 490; HUM 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!
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.
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.
Program Advisor: Dr. Kristi Bitz
To learn more about the Psychology bachelor’s degree program, please contact Dr. Kristi Bitz at [email protected] or University of Mary Admissions at (800) 288-6279.