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Psychology Degree

A bachelor’s degree in psychology is an undergraduate-level degree that usually takes four years to complete.

If you find yourself asking why people behave the way they do and do you want to gain a better understanding of human behavior? Are you interested in helping others and improving your community? Maybe you have great people skills and enjoy solving problems. If you answered yes, then a psychology degree may be right for you.

The Bachelor of Science degree in psychology represents the core values and world-view of the psychology discipline and follows the American Psychological Association’s guidelines for an undergraduate degree in psychology and emphasizes a liberal arts education. Employers value psychology majors for their oral and written communication skills, cognitive skills, human relations skills and their ability to understand data.

Why a psychology degree?

The psychology degree will:

  • Prepare you to be a generalist, qualified for entry level positions in many fields.
  • Prepare you to pursue graduate studies in areas like psychology, counseling, social work, education, law, or business.
  • Help you develop the skills that employers value including oral and written communication skills, cognitive skills, human relations skills, and an ability to understand data.
  • Help you learn about emotions, personality, the brain and behavior, motivation, intelligence, health, group behavior memory, learning and more.
Blue Grad Cap

94% Success Rate

94% of bachelor’s degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.

Psychology Club students

CJ & Psychology Club

The Criminal Justice and Psychology Club provides an avenue for social expression and the exchange of ideas for students interested in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

psychology degree students

Real World Experience

Engaging in research activities with faculty is a remarkable way for students to gain real world experience and learn outside of the classroom. Keystone students have the opportunity to work one-on-one as co-authors or first author with their Psychology professors, and also present their undergraduate research at national conferences.

Careers in Psychology

Employers appreciate the skills and abilities, knowledge base, and personal traits of students who major in psychology. A  psychology degree does not train you to be a professional psychologist but you will be qualified for many other career paths and opportunities.

Careers for a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

National entry-level salaries range from $22,020 to $45,740.

  • Career Counselor
  • Child & Family Social Worker
  • Health Services Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Training Specialist

Psychology Careers with a Master’s/Doctorate Degree

National entry-level salaries range from $22,300 to $54,740.

  • Art Therapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselor

Rosemont College Graduate Program Articulation Agreement and Discount

Keystone College graduates who earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology or Social Science will be assured admission into the Master of Arts Program in Counseling at Rosemont College. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or above will be eligible for a 25% tuition discount on all coursework taken.

College Catalog

View catalog or download catalog (PDF) for all course descriptions and degree requirements.


Psychology minor will give you the skills to interpret human behavior that many employers see as a valuable asset.

Real World Experience

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct hands-on experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest techniques to succeed in the real world.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.


Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and can offer an experience to last a lifetime.


Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects, meet social challenges, solve problems, and make a positive impact in the community.

Psychology Faculty Profiles

Belknap, Deborah Doyle, JD, PhD

Belknap, Deborah Doyle, JD, PhD

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Psychology  
Chase II, William, PsyD

Chase II, William, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychology  
McDougall, Michael, MSc, PhD

McDougall, Michael, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology  
Andreoli, Marie, PhD

Andreoli, Marie, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Howell, Steven R., PhD

Howell, Steven R., PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, Faculty Fellow of Assessment, and Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences Department

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