CMU offers a bachelor's degree program in psychology which is designed to assist students in gaining an understanding of the science of human behavior and mental processes. Students will become familiar with the most important contemporary research finding in the fields of learning, personality, counseling, psychophysiology, social processes, abnormal psychology, and human development. The psychology major is often used as a foundation for professional training in counseling, law, the ministry, or graduate study in psychology.
The psychology major has the option of graduating with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. The requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in psychology provide a broad liberal arts exposure to the discipline and prepare students for a broad range of careers in business management and public service. The requirements of the Bachelor of Science in psychology include a stronger emphasis on the development of analytic skills and may be of special interest to students planning to pursue advanced degrees in the field. As a requirement for graduation, all psychology majors must sit for a nationally normed exit examination in the senior year.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
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What skills and abilities do I need to excel in this degree?
Desire to learn about people & their emotions, thoughts, and behavior.
What skills can I expect to develop through this degree?
Psychology majors develop flexible skills which can be used in a wide range of occupations. Some of these skills include: Social & interpersonal skills, Critical thinking, Group collaboration, Writing & presentation skills, Researching skills, and Communication skills.
What are some possible entry-level careers with a degree in this field?
A number of psychology majors at CMU go on to graduate school in one of the many different specializations in psychology (counseling, sport, industrial/organizational, etc). Other graduates work in the mental health field, criminal justice system, education, business, law, or a variety of other fields.