Psychology (General/Theoretical) Bachelor of Science (BS)

Discover a Versatile Future with a Psychology Degree

A psychology degree is a good choice for students who want to work with people and are interested in understanding human behavior and mental processes. Psychology is one of the most versatile undergraduate degrees. Not only will psychology majors learn more about themselves and others, they will gain a myriad of valuable life skills that are flexible and fundamental to achieving success in many careers. Helpful skills for psychology majors include open-mindedness and empathy, critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication abilities.

A BS in Psychology from Marywood will serve you well in almost any area of endeavor, because our outstanding, highly credentialed faculty provide you with an in-depth understanding of human behavior and are committed to a broad interdisciplinary study of humanity. You'll be trained in scientific and critical thinking and in research methods and statistical analysis; you'll learn to see psychology as an approach to solving problems and discovering new ideas.

Knowledge gained at Marywood can serve as a basis for the graduate work needed for careers in such areas as clinical, industrial/organizational, health, social, experimental psychology, and more. Or, you can use your studies as a springboard for a variety of careers from criminology or counseling to personnel management or market research. Whatever you choose to do, you'll find the study of psychology will provide you with the opportunity to make significant contributions to society. You'll be well on your way to the goal of every Marywood student's education: learning to live responsibly in an interdependent world.

Why You Should Major in Psychology:

  • General and clinical tracks
  • Thorough preparation for graduate study
  • Versatile psychology degree for a variety of career choices
  • Internship opportunities for psychology majors

Top Employers

  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health Office
  • Clinical/ Doctor's Office
  • Correctional Facilities

Top Career Paths

  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Behavioral Therapist

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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The Psychology Department is located in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies.
Couches and chairs in the waiting area in the Psychological Services Center

Psychological Services Center

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The Psychological Services Center (PSC), located in Room 1009 in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, is a clinic and training facility. It serves the community as an outpatient mental health clinic that provides services to individuals across the life spectrum from young children to older adults. The entry of the PSC is privately located on the north side of the McGowan Center on Marywood's campus. The PSC is composed of several individual, couple, family, and group therapy rooms, as well as a reception area and waiting room.

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National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds that are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training during the summer, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation.

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