Psychology

A Psychology major is a pre-major.  Psychology is the study of mental processes and behavior.  Students learn about many diverse concepts including perception, cognition, emotion and personality.  Other concepts include behavior, interpersonal relationships and the individual and collective unconscious.  Coursework includes the application of learned concepts to spheres of human activity.  Available courses include:

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

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

Graduates often find job opportunities in human-service professions.  Specific areas include counseling, rehabilitation or health clinics.  Psychology graduates may also find jobs in human resources or customer service. Many students also continue their education through graduate or medical school.

Baylor offers several Living-Learning Centers which are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together.  The Science & Health Living-Learning Center is a residential option that's available for pre-health students.  Students are able to collaborate with each other, science faculty and medical researchers.  

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