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A Psychology major is the study of mental processes and behavior. Students of psychology study concepts such as perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behavior, interpersonal relationships and the individual and collective unconscious. Coursework also includes the application of such knowledge to various spheres of human activity including issues related to daily life. Available courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Forensic Psychology

The Psychology major is available either as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or as a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The BA degree plan emphasizes the study of humanities in Psychology, while the BS emphasizes the science and mathematics.

Graduates of the Psychology program can expect to find job opportunities in human-service professions in areas such as counseling, rehabilitation or health clinics. A Psychology major is also useful in the business field in areas such as human resources or customer service. A number of students also continue their education through graduate or medical school.

Baylor University offers several Living-Learning Centers, which are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together in living and learning environments. Baylor offers a Science and Health Living-Learning Center where students with common interest in pursuing a career in medicine and the sciences will be able to collaborate with each other as well as science faculty and medical researchers.

For more information: Psychology

Students in this program begin as a pre-major. Learn more about pre-majors.

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