If you’re curious about the hows and whys of human behavior—how personality develops, how we interact with one another, why our thoughts affect our behaviors, why aggression exists—then a bachelor’s degree in Psychology might be the path for you.
Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior, making it a solid foundation for almost any career. A Psychology degree is particularly valued in the mental health and social services fields, but also in education, medicine, business, law, and research.
Why Penn State Behrend?
Penn State Behrend offers two degrees in Psychology. The Bachelor of Science degree takes a quantitative approach, favored by students who want to apply their degree within business or the sciences, and the Bachelor of Arts degree structures the major within a liberal arts framework.
No matter which degree you choose, you’ll get lots of hands-on experience. You’ll apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to on-campus opportunities like the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation; the Prevention of Aggression Resource Center; and the Early Learning Center. In your junior and senior years, you’ll design and conduct your own research using Psychology’s dedicated laboratories in Turnbull Hall.