Psychology: A major that blends, is flexible and diverse
Why major in psychology?
Simply ... it's intrinsically interesting, enabling you to study how and why people do the things they do. Plus, a psychology degree opens the door to a variety of careers, such as a school psychologist, clinical psychologist, neuroscientist or community psychologist.
BU's Department of Psychology features an undergraduate and minor program with all courses taught by faculty possessing terminal Ph.D. degrees in psychology, nearly all with a doctorate in their specialty. Psychology majors study all key discipline areas from statistics to experimental methodology and applications to advanced theory, as well as independent research, practicum and teaching assistantships.
By majoring in psychology, the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors, you are prepared for the challenges you will encounter as a worker, family member and concerned citizen in this global world. At BU, you are provided with the workplace skills needed in this information-driven age; a solid academic background for advanced study in a wide range of fields; and the knowledge, skills, and values to succeed in the workforce and thrive in everyday life.
Exercise your major through ...
- opportunities for collaborative research with faculty
- involvement with one of the more active student organizations on campus
- high student placement in the career field and graduate school programs
As a psychology major, you will ...
- demonstrate great communication skills: oral, written and interpersonal.
- understand fundamentals of psychology (content and theories).
- understand scientific method, quantitative thinking, and problem-solving.
- apply knowledge and methods of psychology to diverse situations.
- demonstrate skills in using technology.
- become a curious, active, flexible and confident learner.
- develop ethical-moral sensitivity.
- integrate knowledge of psychology and other disciplines.
- be prepared for your next transition in life.
The curriculum requires 36 hours of psychology courses comprised of a core sequence founded in basic psychological principles and upper level requirements from among a number of courses in specified areas. With the guidance of an academic psychology advisor, students can tailor their schedule meet their individual needs or interests.