Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology Overview

Would you like to make a difference in the area of mental health? As a psychology major at SMWC, you will be prepared to combine knowledge about the human mind with the ability to collect, analyze and interpret data from a logical, problem-solving perspective. You’ll develop research skills and gain insight into human behavior.

This program provides the advantage of a well-balanced generalist program taught by doctoral level faculty who are experienced teachers, researchers and practitioners. Our graduates merge seamlessly into entry-level health and human service careers or go on to earn advanced degrees.

Psychology Career Paths

A psychology degree from SMWC prepares the graduate to combine knowledge of human behavior with the ability to collect, analyze and interpret data from a logical, problem-solving perspective. Because of this, the career choices for a psychology major are numerous and varied: 

  • Mental health caseworker
  • Social agency caseworker
  • Consultant to other professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Educators
  • Physicians
  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Policy makers

Places of employment for psychology majors may include:

  • Laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Courtrooms
  • Schools and colleges
  • Prisons
  • Corporate offices
  • Counseling centers
  • Recreational centers