Understanding how people and animals relate to one another and the environment through their actions, thoughts, and emotions is an important part of scientific studies in society. The Psychology major at Penn State Brandywine is committed to improving educational practices, facilitating human performance in organizations, and promoting psychological health and social and emotional wellbeing. A psychology degree provides students with a foundation for work in law, medicine, social work, government, and business. The study of behavior allows students to apply life skills to their profession.
Students can either complete a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. The core psychology requirements and interdisciplinary approach to help students integrate knowledge about development from many perspectives are the same for both degrees including:
- Critical Thinking
- Research Methods
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology incorporates a broad exposure to the many facets of the Psychology field.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY
The Bachelor of Science degree provides the same exposure to the field of psychology, but adds focuses in science, health, medical, and business to prepare students for more specific career directions.
Internships and Research
Psychology students have many opportunities to integrate classroom learning with hands-on experience, such as service learning and other classroom assignments. Students interested in research can work with faculty on a range of exciting research projects.
Complementary Minors and Certificates
Students who minor in the following disciplines find that the psychology major complements their focus:
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Civic and Community Engagement
- Human Development and Family Studies
- Women's Studies
- Certificate of Youth Development and Social Justice
Graduation and Beyond
Through coursework and undergraduate research projects, students develop skills relevant to career objectives such as counseling, human and health services, psychological and health assessment and rehabilitation, program planning, and evaluation and research. The psychology degree enables students to prepare for professional, managerial, or scientific roles in health and human services professions, public and nonprofit agencies, and business and industry, as well as for advanced professional or graduate study.