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Columbia College Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Use scientific information to explore why people do what they do with a degree in psychology from Columbia College.

Explore psychology at Columbia College

Psychology seeks to observe, describe, understand, and predict behavior and psychological processes. The scientific knowledge you’ll gain at Columbia College through studying behavior and psychological processes applies to all fields of study, making this an excellent choice for a minor as well.

You'll have opportunities to study:

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

Coursework also covers the history and systems of psychology, introduction to social science writing, quantitative research methods, statistics, and integrative psychology.

Prepare for a career that observes, describes and shapes behavior

Your understanding of cognitive, emotional and social behavior can position you to help individuals and organizations overcome challenges in a broad range of fields. There are many settings where psychology is integral to successful outcomes. Just a few of these include:

  • Advertising
  • Education
  • Coaching
  • Social services
  • Community development
  • Market research
  • Substance abuse
  • 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.

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Dr. Yngve Digernes

"The great thing about teaching here is that our classes are so small, so I get to know the students very well... I know their strengths and weaknesses, and I know what their interests are, so I can kind of play on that."

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Available program formats

  • General education requirements 39-42 credit hours
  • Core requirements 45 credit hours
  • Electives 18 credit hours
  • Multicultural requirements 6 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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