B.A. or B.S. in Psychology

Psychology explores the human mind by evaluating biological, psychological, and socioemotional factors that contribute to one’s experiences. Through this program, students will explore the history of psychological theory and learn about the newest mental health diagnoses, treatment, research methods, and available programs and services within the field of Psychology. This major is offered both online and on the Greensboro College campus.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing this major must complete the requirements linked below.

Why Choose This Degree?

A B.A. or B.S. in Psychology offers a flexible career path and allows you to:

  • Focus on increasing knowledge and skill sets related to direct therapeutic services, indirect services, community advocacy, support programs, research, assessment, and evaluation
  • Strengthen your research, analysis, and critical thinking skills
  • Prepare for a variety of professions or continue your studies in graduate school

Why Earn it at Greensboro College?

At Greensboro College, earning a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology means you will have the unique opportunities to:

  • Learn concepts directly in the field and network with mental health professionals and research-based agencies
  • Conduct student research in the UX Lab
  • Join NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) on campus
  • Deepen your understanding of psychology by focusing your studies to one of two concentrations: general psychology or human factors, which is one of few undergraduate programs in the country
  • Gain hands-on experience for a career in your field through internships, research projects, and class projects
  • Learn from passionate professors and become an expert in understanding psychological theory, mental health, and clinical treatments
  • Have one-on-one time with professors and advisors to gain individual time and support due to the small class size
  • Receive personalized internship placement from advisors that help with internship placement by considering each student’s strengths and interests

What Can I Do After Graduation?

Many psychology majors continue their education in the subject as graduate and doctorate students. With your B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, you will have earned foundational elements in the field and be prepared to seek higher education. You can also apply your learned skill set and find work in a variety of professions, including:

  • Community support through case management services, group homes, program evaluation, or assessment
  • Counseling
  • Clinical mental health counseling
  • Clinical social worker
  • Human factors psychologists
  • Industrial-organizational psychologist
  • Guidance Counseling
  • Professional Researchers
  • Program Managers
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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.