BA in Psychology

In learning about the complexity and diversity of human behavior, psychology students at Webster University have the opportunity to study the science, philosophical issues, and theories of the discipline in an engaging environment.

Program Description

The bachelor of arts (BA) in psychology is designed to provide students with a foundation in the field of psychology. Students will gain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human behavior and the psychological theories and concepts which help explain human behavior. Consequently, students who have successfully completed the degree may be able to apply psychological principles to become a more effective manager, supervisor, or educator. In addition, some students may be able to pursue a variety of career and graduate opportunities within psychology, counseling, and related fields (e.g. nursing).

Students graduating with a bachelor of arts (BA) in psychology will need to pursue a graduate degree before they are able to obtain professional licensure. Students are encouraged to check entrance requirements for any post-graduate program prior to finishing their BA at Webster in the event they need to take additional coursework.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Implement the use of critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry and, when possible, the scientific approach to examine problems related to psychology.
  • Describe the research methods and statistical techniques used in psychology.
  • Discuss the factors contributing to diversity, multiculturalism, and inequality within an international context.
  • Discuss the occupational pursuits available in a variety of settings given their psychological knowledge, skills, and values.

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