Psychology is the study of the human mind.

For this major you’ll take lots of psychology classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a psychologist.

Sample Courses

Psychology Courses:

  • General Psychology
  • Elementary Statistics for Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Perception and Sensation
  • Experimental Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Psychology of Diversity
  • Research Methods
  • Psychological Science
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Perception
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychological Tests
  • Comparative Psychology

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Psychology Major Candy T.

“I am a psychology major, and hopefully minoring in neuroscience to go to premed route. I really find it interesting learning about how people process information and why they behave the way they do.”

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Psychology Major Kayla S.

“I’m a psychology major and I go to Spelman College. I actually want to go into the business side of psychology, which deals more with marketing. And that side interests me because I love to find out the science of how businesses can cater to consumers and why certain advertisements appeal to certain people, but others don’t.”

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Psychology Major Rachel T.

“My major is psychology pre-med, because I want to pursue a career in psychiatry. I have to take pre-med too, since psychiatry involves prescription of medication. I really love Criminal Minds, while watching that series I got really into how FBI agents profile people, and determine mental illnesses. I’m really interested in it and I really want to help people with mental illnesses. That’s why I chose psychology too.”

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Psychology Major Alizee J.

“I’m majoring in psychology and minoring and film studies and African-American studies. I really believe in social justice and I want to portray that in documentaries when I’m older and I get a job, hopefully for an NGO.”

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