With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you will receive a solid foundation in researching and understanding human experience. Whether you choose to pursue a career in therapy, counseling, psychiatry, or research or decide to focus your talents on business or teaching, a degree in psychology offers a strong foundation for your future plans.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree will prepare you through challenging topics such as the fundamentals of human behavior, the scientific methods for studying behavior, and the individual characteristics that make human beings unique. You’ll investigate various theories of psychology, developmental stages, and adolescent adjustment. You’ll gain concrete skills in APA style writing, working with statistics, and designing an experiment.
Gardner-Webb University’s School of Psychology and Counseling offers a supportive community for learning. We’re dedicated to promoting Christian values in an environment of intellectual curiosity. We care about nurturing the whole person and encouraging lifelong learning.
A degree in psychology offers excellent preparation for many careers. You’ll develop valuable skills in communications, critical thinking, research, and interpersonal relationships. You can pursue a career in business, teaching, or working with a not-for-profit organization. You can work as a therapist, counselor, or social worker. With additional education, you can become a psychiatrist, psychologist, or researcher.
Several undergraduate students have gone on to work professionally and study in a wide variety of contexts including mental health counselors, school counselors, law enforcement agents, DSS workers, hospice counselors, probation officers, crime scene investigators, funeral home directors, crisis pregnancy center managers, assistant to the clerk of court or working in human resources and insurance sales.
In addition to Gardner-Webb University’s general education requirements, an additional 39 hours of credit is required for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree. Required courses represent 18 hours, elective courses represent 15 hours, and the major also requires the completion of an internship and capstone project.
Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.
A minor in Psychology requires 18 credit hours, including six hours of specific program prerequisites. Six of the additional 12 hours of elective courses must be at the 400 level or above.