Bachelor of Art/Science Psychology
"What makes people tick"
Psychology uses scientific methods to understand how people think, feel, and behave. The BA prepares students for community employment or graduate school, whereas the BS provides a foundation for careers in medicine or neuroscience.
KBC offers classes that in combination with e-learning classes from throughout the UA system, can lead to completion of this UAA degree. KPC is able to support these program offerings based on student interest and adequate enrollment. Careful planning is required and students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their advisor.
Careers in Psychology
There are three general paths that might follow a four-year degree in Psychology:
- Psychology as a career: To be a psychologist, one must complete at least a master's degree and normally a PhD in Psychology. This applies to both research and/or teaching careers and becoming a practicing psychologist.
- Careers in which Psychology is relevant: Both knowledge base and skill sets acquired through the baccalaureate program provide preparation for a variety of careers. The following is only a partial list of fields in which bachelor level graduates have employment
- Social Services
- Technical Writing
- Corrections, Probation, Parole
- Marketing and Public Relations
- Labor Relations
- Health Services
- Mental Health
- Careers built on psychology skills and knowledge: Psychology graduates also pursue careers in, for example, law, journalism and business. This often requires further study.
- Prepares students for:
- Employment in entry level jobs in the social service professions
- Work as a research assistant
- Graduate study in the field
- Highly trained and experienced faculty
- Stimulating coursework
- Opportunity to earn the Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Community Mental Health
Degree AdvisingAdmissions and Financial Aid