Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
B.A. or B.S. in psychology; minor
Psychology is both an academic discipline and a profession. The undergraduate major in psychology provides a broad liberal arts education and an understanding of both how psychologists study and what they have learned about behavior. This knowledge and these skills are useful in a wide variety of employment settings.
Students in many majors, such as psychology, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.
The K-State difference
Many of our graduates seek employment immediately after graduation and are successful in a variety of settings including social services, business, industry and government. The remaining students enter graduate or professional programs in clinical, industrial/organizational, experimental or school psychology, as well as social work, law and medicine.
The psychological sciences department has 15 full- and one part-time faculty members with teaching and research interests spanning areas from personality-social psychology to perception and sensation.
Did you know?
K-State offers 40 undergraduate courses in psychological sciences, allowing students to choose from a variety of courses tailored to their interests.
Courses and curriculum
While K-State does not train students to become a professional psychologist, we offer numerous opportunities to earn academic credit for research participation and in supervised field experiences.
Students also can gain experience working with professional psychologists, all of which is invaluable when preparing for advanced professional study.
How can I continue my education?
What can I do with a psychology degree?
Psychology is broad enough to fit the needs of numerous interests, and our graduates have found various exciting careers, including.
- Community relations director
- Crisis intervention specialist
- Market research analyst
- Probation/parole counselor
- Psychologist (only with training beyond bachelor's degree)
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process
Additional K-State opportunities
At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.
Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!
Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.
Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.