Psychology

Major
33 Credit Hours
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Psychology studies the cognition and behavior of humans and animals from an empirical, research-based perspective. BVU's psychology major prepares students for jobs immediately after graduation, as well as provides the groundwork for graduate programs in psychology, counseling, school psychology, social work, and other advanced medical degrees.

A degree in psychology can be applied to a wide range of issues and fields of study, including criminal behavior, mental illness, biological bases of behavior, prejudice and discrimination, relationship violence, human resources, business and marketing, and more. 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. Employment opportunities include:

  • Psychologist or Psychiatrist
  • Police officer
  • Occupational counselor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Carroll
  • Council Bluffs
  • Creston
  • Denison
  • Emmetsburg
  • Estherville
  • Fort Dodge
  • Marshalltown
  • Mason City
  • Newton
  • Ottumwa
  • Sioux City
  • Spencer
  • Spirit Lake

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