Bachelor's in Psychology

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Why Study Psychology? 

A BA in Psychology will help you understand why people do what they do and prepare you for a career that observes, describes and shapes behavior. Our expert faculty and hands-on learning opportunities will prepare you to apply your knowledge in: Advertising, Education, Coaching, Social services, Community development, Market research, Substance abuse treatment, Mental health counseling, Fundraising and beyond.  

What You'll Learn 

Our expert curriculum equips you with an understanding of cognitive, emotional and social behavior and the skills needed to help individuals and organizations overcome challenges in a broad range of fields. Coursework also covers the history and systems of psychology, introduction to social science writing, quantitative research methods, statistics, and integrative psychology.

Program Details

A Bachelor’s degree prepares you for a rising career and for future graduate study by emphasizing clear communication, critical thinking, and a leading-edge understanding of your chosen field. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn a Bachelor's in Psychology from Columbia College.

A Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science require slightly different coursework. A Bachelor of Arts allows you to take more classes in the humanities, specifically foreign language. A Bachelor of Science requires more courses specific to your major.

  • Human development 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Memory 
  • Emotion 
  • Sensation and perception 
  • Relationships 
  • Psychological disorders

Pair your degree with a related minor or explore your other interests without taking on a full course load.

Careers & Outcomes 

With a degree in Psychology from Columbia College, your understanding of cognitive, emotional and social behavior can position you to help individuals and organizations overcome challenges in a broad range of fields.

  • Advertising 
  • Education 
  • Coaching 
  • Social services 
  • Community development 
  • Market research 
  • Substance abuse treatment 
  • Mental health counseling 
  • Fundraising

Columbia College students who plan to continue at the graduate level will have a more academic focus within the program, while those who intend to seek employment after graduation participate in an applied program.

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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