Prepare for a Huge Variety of Careers with a Psychology Degree

Degree: B.A.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Millersville University will give you a wide-ranging understanding of psychological principles, research methods and qualitative skillsets that can lead to a meaningful career in nearly any industry or field.

If you’re like many students considering becoming a psychology major, you might be asking, “What can I do with a psychology degree?” The answer is quite simple: whatever you want. Whether you want to work in HR, politics, technology, healthcare or academia, our rigorous courses and expert faculty will prepare you for exciting careers and prestigious graduate programs throughout the country and the globe.

Our bachelor’s in psychology degree will provide you with

  • Versatility: When you earn our psychology degree, jobs across the country open up to you — thanks to the flexibility built into our curriculum that lets you focus on the topics and skills that align with your career goals. As a psychology major at Millersville, you’ll also build a strong foundation to pursue graduate studies in many different disciplines and specialties.

  • Real-world applications: The BA in psychology program combines both the humanist and the traditional experimental approaches to the study of psychology to ensure that you have a well-rounded set of skills that can apply to many situations and career positions. Psychology majors can work closely with faculty mentors on a variety of investigative and directed projects.

  • An intensive honors program: In addition to our rigorous psychology degree courses, you can also join the Psychology Department Honors Program, which lets superior and motivated psychology majors pursue a specialized area of interest over the course of at least three semesters. Not only will you graduate with honors, but you will also have a complete research project and thesis to show potential employers or graduate committees your dedication to the field.

  • Cutting-edge facilitates: Psychology majors have access to computer facilities with the latest software, an animal laboratory, a clinic, a neurophysiology laboratory and a wide variety of professional-grade experimental technologies. You’ll collaborate with your peers and work under the guidance of expert faculty as you master the tools and research methods you will use throughout your career.

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Why Earn a Psychology Degree?

A psychology degree is one of the best programs to build the expertise and confidence to achieve your goals. For over 40 years, our BA in psychology program has empowered students to pursue graduate studies and careers in education, medicine, law, business and government. As a psychology major, you will also benefit from:

  • Experienced faculty: Thanks to the small class sizes in our BA in psychology program, you’ll have plenty of chances to work one-on-one with our world-class Psychology faculty. They pull from their extensive professional and educational experiences to prepare you for psychology degree jobs and jobs in related fields.

  • Affordability: It’s our mission to offer a psychology degree that’s accessible to as many students as possible. That’s why we keep a flat tuition rate, so you’ll never be surprised by hidden fees as you complete your BA in psychology.

  • A great location: Millersville is just minutes away from Lancaster City, a cultural hub for the arts, galleries and restaurants. Take a break from your studies and explore the rich and vibrant walking, hiking and biking trails through Lancaster County.

  • Personal Advising: Maybe you’re asking, “What can I do with a psychology degree in a certain field? Throughout your time at Millersville, you’ll be supported by the dedicated staff and faculty in the University College who can help you answer that question and find your unique career path.

  • Supportive Alumni: When you graduate with your BA in psychology from Millersville, you’ll become a vital member of our outstanding alumni network, which spans the globe and includes world-renowned scholars, professionals and researchers.

“The Millersville University Psychology Honors program was instrumental in preparing me for graduate study.”

- James Mantell | BA in Psychology, '05 | Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

What Will You Learn in the Psychology Degree Program?

Our 120 credit-hour BA in psychology includes classes in topics such as statistics, cognition, sensation, perception, learning and motivational psychology. With 18 psychology elective credits, you can customize your psychology degree to fit your academic and professional aspirations.

Areas of Study in the Psychology Degree Program

Psychology majors study a broad set of classes covering every facet of psychology. Some of the courses you could take include:

  • Human Relations
  • Development of the Child and Adolescent
  • Social Psychology
  • Happiness and Well-Being
  • Personality Theory