With its deep complexities and strong influence in our daily lives, the human mind is one of the most fascinating areas of study. At Lindenwood University-Belleville, our bachelor of arts (BA) program in psychology will teach you why people act the way they do and how to help others lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
This versatile degree can be applied to any career field that involves interacting with people and understanding the ways they work.
When you enroll in Lindenwood’s psychology program, you will not only get a strong foundation in the major theories and concepts in psychology, but you’ll also learn by doing. Whether it’s conducting your own experiments in the campus’ new state-of-the-art psychology lab or presenting your research at an academic conference, you’ll benefit from our unique learning opportunities that take you beyond the classroom.
Lindenwood University-Belleville Psychology Faculty
The psychology faculty at Lindenwood Belleville are accomplished researchers and professors who truly have a passion for sharing their love of psychology with their students. They are dedicated to equipping you with the skills you need to succeed both personally and professionally. Our intentionally small class sizes contribute to more meaningful class discussions and allow faculty to get to know you on a personal level.
Earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Lindenwood University-Belleville
As a psychology major, you will take classes in human development, personality, social psychology, research methods, and behavioral neuroscience. You will also develop key skills in problem solving, critical thinking, self-assessment and reflection, interpersonal communication, and research and statistical reasoning.
The psychology practicum and independent research opportunities allow you to put your knowledge to use by developing and conducting your own experiments and studies. Guided by a faculty mentor, you will get a taste of how you can use psychology in the real world while adding impressive research experience to your resume.
Earning a Minor in Psychology at Lindenwood University-Belleville
Even if you choose to major in a different degree program, such as business administration or marketing, you may still be interested in adding a minor in psychology to your degree. A minor is simply a secondary academic subject to add to your knowledge, whether it is professional or personal interest.
The minor in psychology is 21 credit hours. You’ll take classes such as abnormal psychology, statistics, human sexuality, and social psychology to earn the minor.
What to do with a Psychology Degree
Graduates in psychology often find employment in the fields of human services, business, marketing, human resources, and education. Many also pursue graduate degrees in professional counseling, social work, law, and healthcare.
In 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics named “industrial-organizational psychologist” as the fastest growing job in the country with a median annual salary of $83,580 and a growth rate of 53 percent through 2022. Industrial-organizational psychologists specialize in human behavior in the workplace and help businesses develop a positive relationship with their employees and business partners.