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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Humans are complicated. Psychology at the University of St. Thomas will provide you with a scientific understanding of human behavior and thinking that is grounded in active engagement with research and encouraged by an inclusive and collaborative academic atmosphere.

Why Study Psychology at St. Thomas?

Our program will give you a diverse understanding of human behavior and thinking through unique opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. Along the way, you take courses focusing on clinical, cognitive, biological, social and developmental psychology. The best part? You have room in your schedule to take classes in other areas that fit your interests and goals exploring the complexities and dynamics of brain functions, family relationships, group interactions, development across the lifespan, mental illness and more.

Stretching Your Brain

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degrees Awarded
  • You will take at least one course in each of the five major perspectives in the field: clinical, cognitive, developmental, biological and social psychology. You will also gain significant experience in psychological research through a research methods class, followed by two advanced laboratory courses in an area of your choosing. You will supplement your psychology coursework with classes in mathematics, biology and statistics, meaning you will develop a well-rounded skill set that will benefit you in your career after St. Thomas.

    We recommend connecting with a faculty member to plan your career at St. Thomas so you can ensure you are completing courses matching your interests, and most importantly, graduation requirements.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Minor in Psychology

    Course Requirements

    You will take at least one course in each of the five major perspectives in the field: clinical, cognitive, developmental, biological and social psychology. You will also gain significant experience in psychological research through a research methods class, followed by two advanced laboratory courses in an area of your choosing. You will supplement your psychology coursework with classes in mathematics, biology and statistics, meaning you will develop a well-rounded skill set that will benefit you in your career after St. Thomas.

    Four-Year Plan

    We recommend connecting with a faculty member to plan your career at St. Thomas so you can ensure you are completing courses matching your interests, and most importantly, graduation requirements.

    Degrees Awarded

    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Minor in Psychology
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    Career Paths

    There are a number of career paths available to you after graduating from St. Thomas.
    • Research
    • Marketing
    • Education
    • Counseling
    • Social work
    • Human resources

    Oh, the Places You Will Go

    We offer opportunities for you to get involved with research, connect with alumni and study abroad.

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    In the last five years, 270 psychology students have co-authored research articles and presented their findings at the Minnesota Psychology Association Conference.

    Network

    We offer multiple ways to connect with current and past psychology students through clubs, organizations and an alumni Facebook page.

    Study Abroad

    Expand your horizons with study abroad. Psychology students have studied abroad in Denmark, Austria, Ghana, Australia and more in the past.

    Get Involved

    Whether you are exploring the paranormal in the United Kingdom or examining why mental health is important, we are certain you will encounter topics that will match your interests.
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    Understand Human Behavior

    Psychology students at St. Thomas complement their studies with active engagement in research and extracurricular opportunities. No matter what their path is after graduation, our students can address the complexities of our modern society because of their adaptable skill set.