Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Department of Psychology
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Overview of the program
Our degree program provides our students with an understanding of human behavior, an asset in most occupations. Southeastern students are also well prepared for graduate studies if they so choose.
Our curriculum ensures that students gain broad based knowledge of human behavior while allowing students to tailor their coursework in ways that is most suited to the interests and goals of each particular student. One of the outstanding features of Southeastern's program is that it provides students with an opportunity to do real research under the guidance of one of our faculty. This is a wonderful learning experience for two reasons: first, it permits faculty and students to get to know one another in a working relationship, and second, it provides students experience in critical thinking, improving skills in ability to define terms, refine questions, search for evidence, and draw conclusions that can stand the test of scrutiny and evaluation by others.
Strengths of the program
- Opportunities to engage in hands on research
- Faculty mentoring
- Wide range of faculty interests
- Strong Honors Program
- Opportunities to join and participate in Psi Chi, the primary honor society in psychology
- Employers regularly rate "people skills" as very important in almost all occupations and seea degree in Psychology as evidence of those skills
Careers in the program
Because most employers value "people skills" highly, a bachelor's degree in psychology is a valuable credential in the job market. Graduates work in a wide variety of settings. Entry level positions obtained by psychology majors include behavior analyst, child protection worker, employment counselor, residential youth counselor, statistical assistant, and drug/substance abuse counselor. Careers such as psychologist (clinical, research, forensic, etc.) and professor of psychology are available to those who pursue graduate work in psychology.
Starting Salaries after completing the program (estimates only)
Starting salaries will vary widely, but the average is in the high-twenties.
Campus organizations and activities affiliated with the program
Psi Chi, the national honor society for students of psychology
Related fields that might interest you
- Criminal Justice
- Political Science
How do I know this is the degree for me?
Common Strengths and interests of students in the program
Helpful qualities for psychology majors include:
- Self Discipline
- Concern for Others
- Good communication skills
On Campus: Southeastern Hall, Room 237
Telephone: (985) 549-2154
Fax: (985) 549-3892