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

Four-year degree; Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)

Few degrees compare with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology when it comes to foundational skills that build careers. With your bachelor’s degree in Psychology, you’ll open the door to a wide range of options — both in terms of career paths and graduate study.

At the University of Mary, our Psychology program offers our core curriculum and the skills to be successful in the workplace. You’ll explore scientific approaches to understand human learning, emotions, and behaviors. You’ll also develop skills in critical thinking, verbal and written communication, and the ability to interact effectively with groups of people from diverse backgrounds.

The psychology program is offered as a four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. However, depending on your course selection, you can also earn your undergraduate Psychology degree as a Bachelor of Arts (BA).

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Psychology Degree Program Highlights

Focus Your Studies with a Double Major or Minor

Wondering what to do with a Psychology degree? Our flexible program allows you to complement your major course of study with another area of interest, like Social Work, Criminal Justice or Theology. And, you can do it all without adding much, if any, time to your degree.

  • Close-Knit Learning Experience
    Get a more personalized college experience in small classes that allow you to work closely with knowledgeable and caring faculty who bring real-world experience and insights to the classroom.
  • Opportunities for Professional Mentorship
    Gain hands-on experience and network with professionals as part of our Emerging Leaders Academy, a four-year program in leadership.
  • Founded in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine Values 
    People in every profession face complex ethical and moral questions. At the University of Mary, you’ll develop servant leadership skills to help guide you in your career and everyday life. 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR?

A variety of options exist for a student who earns a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. If you’re looking to work directly in fields related to psychology, you may choose to pursue roles such as case manager, advocate, technician, or attendant care worker. Or, you could pursue a career that isn’t field-specific, such as roles in business, sales, or education.

In many cases, students who earn a bachelor’s degree in Psychology choose to continue their studies to the graduate level. Why? Because training beyond the bachelor’s degree is required for many psychology-related careers. Most clinical positions require at least a master’s degree, if not a doctoral degree in their specific field. Mary’s Psychology major program provides a strong foundation for continued study.

CAREER OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of psychologists is projected to grow 14% from 2018 to 2028, with employment growth varying by specialty. Specialty options include psychological services in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, and social services agencies driving employment growth. Other career paths may include occupational therapy or physical therapy. No matter what path you choose, psychology offers a rewarding and meaningful future.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

When you earn your bachelor’s degree in Psychology, you can work towards meeting specific career goals in many different fields. Students often choose to complete one or more majors or minors — setting them apart for careers and graduate education in complementary areas of study. Popular major or minor programs for psychology students include:

Psychology is also a very popular and fitting major for students going on to graduate programs such as Addiction CounselingClinical Mental Health CounselingSchool Counseling, MBAOccupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, medicine, and law.

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.

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.

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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: