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B.A. in Psychology

Earn your psychology degree from Marylhurst


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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

Degree breakdown

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

Events list for the current academic year.
  Quarter Credits
Major requirements 61-62
Marylhurst Core requirements 48
General electives 70-71
Total 180*

Transfer credit accepted

*More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students transfer in credits from other universities and community colleges to complete their bachelor's with us. Our admissions counselors can evaluate your prior college credit to see which will transfer into the B.A. in psychology program at Marylhurst. To reach our Office of Admissions, please request information and one of our counselors will contact you:

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Become an Art Therapy Counselor

We also offer a special preparatory track within the psychology bachelor's degree program for students who want to pursue a graduate degree in art therapy counseling. 

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