BA in Psychology with an Emphasis in Mental Health
As a psychology student at Webster University, you will have the opportunity to study the specific issues, theories and science of the discipline and also attain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human behavior.
Webster University's Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology with an Emphasis in Mental Health is designed to proved an understanding of how cognitive, behavioral, personality and social factors are involved in mental health and illness.
To achieve this, you will use approaches that range from the scientific to the philosophical, from the experimental to the theoretical. Through these methods you will develop and apply problem-solving skills that will help you think analytically and to communicate clearly and persuasively throughout your life and career.
Points of Distinction
Our friendly, professionally experienced faculty will help you develop the following skills:
- Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.
- Discuss the psychological and behavioral processes in mental health and illness.
- 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.
Webster's psychology graduates pursue a variety of post-graduate opportunities. Some pursue careers in counseling, nursing, psychology or social work, while others are preparing for admission to graduate and professional training programs.