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BA in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program expands your knowledge and understanding of life's most fascinating subject — the human psyche.

Psychology provides you with insight into human development, personality, behavior and attitude. These insights lead to advantageous wisdom you'll use throughout your life, in personal relationships and in the workplace.

In this program, you'll have the opportunity to explore a range of topics from neurotransmitters to nurturance, from prenatal brain development to cutting-edge research on Alzheimer's disease.

Psychology students:

  • Explore how people learn and develop
  • Learn what drives personalities, intellects and emotions from infancy to maturity
  • Analyze the internal and external influences on thought, behavior, learning and development
  • Learn how to conduct and interpret research
  • Gain the skills needed to help others grow, evolve and heal

We also offer a special track within the psychology bachelor's degree program that prepares students who want to pursue a graduate degree in art therapy counseling. You can also earn a minor in psychology.

Degree breakdown

To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 180 credits:

Events list for the current academic year.
  Quarter Credits
Major requirements 62
Marylhurst Core requirements 48
General electives 70
Total 180*

*More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students are transfer students.
Learn if you have prior college credit that can transfer into the BA in Psychology program with a free transfer evaluation.

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