Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Psychology, the study of behavior and cognitive processes, is a diverse field, and the Shawnee State University’s psychology program reflects that diversity with courses in a range of disciplines including developmental, social, clinical, cognitive, and biological psychology. Psychology is an immensely useful field of study, giving the student new insights into the ways that people feel, think, and behavior, as well as, the tools and methods to study these processes.

This knowledge is essential in a wide variety of occupations, and our psychology graduates have gone onto successful careers in education, social service, health care, mental health services, law, and business. Our graduates have also pursued graduate and professional degrees in social work, counseling, psychology, medicine, law and neuroscience.

Degree Requirements Checklist

Degree Checklist (PDF)

Degree Requirements (PDF)

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This degree is coordinated by Dr. Kyle Vick, Professor of Psychology. For additional information please contact Dr. Vick at (740) 351-3374 or

Career Examples

Below are just a few of the career options that are available to this major:


Counselors provide one-on-one services to clients with mental health, physical health, relationship, academic, or occupational problems. Counselors help their clients work through their issues and problems through listening skills, conflict resolution, strategy building, and other therapeutic techniques. Counselor specializations include: guidance counselors, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, career counselors, rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors and child and family counselors. Learn more about counseling at

Corrections Officer

Correctional officers guard inmates in penal institutions. As the primary contact with inmates, observation and understanding of behavior of inmates is essential. Psychology majors have a unique set of skills and knowledge that they can bring to bear in this challenging field. Learn more about corrections at

School Psychologist

School psychologists are tasked with evaluating and determining the needs of disabled, disturbed, and gifted youth in school settings. They are frequently called upon to conduct psychological and educational testing. School psychologists also coordinate with teachers, parents, and school administrators to develop and implement programs designed to improve access to quality education for all students. Learn more about school psychology at

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