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Explore Human Behavior and Psychological Theories With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree

If you are you interested in understanding human behavior, Webster University’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program will help you unlock some of its complexity and diversity, while offering skills that you can apply to become a more effective manager, educator or leader. 

Our BA in Psychology program will help you study the human mind and human behavior from a variety of approaches, ranging from the scientific to philosophical, to the experimental and theoretical. As a Psychology major, you’ll explore these methods to develop and apply problem-solving skills to help you think analytically and communicate persuasively in the professional world.

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Develop Expertise in Various Perspectives of Psychology

Your Psychology major studies will include:

  • Biological and evolutionary perspectives — the roles of biological processes, structures and inherited tendencies in explaining human behavior.
  • Clinical and counseling perspectives — the diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioral disorders and adjustment problems.
  • Lifespan development perspectives — the study of how individuals grow, develop and change throughout the lifespan.
  • Learning and cognitive perspectives — examination of the mental processes and environmental situations that underlie, shape and control behavior.
  • Social and cross-cultural perspectives — the roles of social and cultural influences on behavior.

Personalize Your Career Path

With your Psychology bachelor’s degree from Webster University, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue a variety of career opportunities within psychology, counseling and related fields. Many students who earn a BA in Psychology further their education in a wide variety of graduate programs.

Choose Webster For Your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree

Earn Your Psychology Degree Your Way

We understand that every student is unique, and how you choose to complete your education depends on your personal circumstances. Webster offers convenient learning opportunities to fit your lifestyle. Personalize your Psychology bachelor’s program by choosing to earn your Psychology BA full-time or part-time, in person or online, or through a hybrid approach.

Learn From Faculty Mentors Who Are Psychology Experts

As a Psychology major, you’ll be guided and mentored by faculty who are experts across a wide range of disciplines, including counseling psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and experimental psychology. Our Psychology instructors are dedicated to providing close personal attention in small classes, capped at 25 students or less.

Develop Real-World Insights Through Experiential Learning Opportunities

Our Psychology major senior thesis program allows you to work one-on-one with faculty to create your own independent research study, including developing a hypothesis and collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. A community practicum allows you to gain hands-on field experience in a placement of your choice, such as a community health center, advocacy organization, hospital, or school or childcare center.

Take Your Psychology BA Further and Earn Your Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in as Few as 5.5 Years

Webster offers options to add to your degree. Our Psychology BA with an emphasis in Mental Health program allows you to dive deeper into mental health causes and treatments. Our combined 3-2+ BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Mental Health and MA in Counseling degree program allows you to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in about five years.

What Can You Do With Your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree?

Many graduates of our Psychology BA program continue their education in graduate programs in psychology, counseling, social work, medical professions and other fields. Webster Psychology bachelor’s degree program graduates have also gone on to pursue careers such as:

  • Administration for Health Program or Integrative Care Center
  • AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator
  • Research Analyst at Washington University
  • Human Resource Specialist at Monsanto
  • Case Manager for HIV/AIDS Outreach
  • Crisis Worker
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Nonprofit Program Assistant

Salary Information For Psychology BA Graduates

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states the annual median salary for a Psychologist is $81,040 (opens in new tab). The BLS also states salaries for related fields are Social Worker at $50,390 (opens in new tab), Market Research Analyst at $63,920 (opens in new tab) and Human Resources Specialist at $62,290 (opens in new tab).

Get Started on Your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree

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Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

Call 314-246-7800 or 800-753-6765 or send an email to admit@webster.edu.