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 interested in helping others and improving your community? Maybe you have great people skills and enjoy solving problems. If you answered yes, then a degree in psychology 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 degree in psychology?
This 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.
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 bachelor’s degree in psychology 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 Arts 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.
Workplace Environment students are gaining an awareness of the variety of criminal justice, psychology, and social science careers in the region.
On September 26, members of the Keystone College Criminal Justice/Psychology Club attended a free screening of Suicide The Ripple Effect at the University of Scranton.
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.
Psychology Faculty Profiles
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences Department
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology and Computer Science and Faculty Fellow of Assessment
Assistant Professor of Psychology