Buena Vista University


The psychology major prepares you for graduate training in psychology, counseling, school psychology, and social work, as well as being able to start as the basis for other advanced medical degrees. Understanding the human mind can help another person in distress, assist in breaking down a new market through advertising, or help diffuse a dangerous situation peacefully. It's amazing how far the mind (and its study) can take you.

Employment opportunities for students with psychology bachelor’s degrees include:

A unique benefit of Buena Vista University’s psychology program is that we offer classes at our Graduate & Professional Studies locations, which can be found at local community colleges throughout Iowa. Students enrolled in the psychology major program have the option of taking online, hybrid and evening classes. The psychology program at Buena Vista University is perfect for students looking for adult learning and degree completion programs. 

Courses of study


Major in Psychology: 33 credit hours

PSYC 100 General Psychology
PSYC 300 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis I
PSYC 303 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis II
PSYC 498 Capstone in Psychology

3 courses from:

PSYC 201 Child Development
PSYC 203 Social Psychology
PSYC 220 Behavior Modification
PSYC 230 Sleep and Dreams
PSYC 239 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 265 Health Psychology
PSYC 281 Introduction to Biological Psychology
PSYC 291 Learning and Memory

3 courses from:

PSYC 329 Psychology of Gender
PSYC 333 Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 364 Industrial Psychology
PSYC 369 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 389 Introduction to Counseling
PSYC 415 Sensation and Perception
PSYC 429 Stereotypes and Prejudice
PSYC 440 Cognition
PSYC 480 Advanced Research


Psychology electives (to reach 33 credit hours in psychology)

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Buena Vista University
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Storm Lake, IA 50588

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