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The Bachelor’s in Psychology program at Nichols College challenges students to evaluate complex issues in today’s world by exploring the science of human thought and behavior. Working closely with their advisor, students are encouraged to combine electives to form a thematic concentration that is both personally and professionally meaningful.

Since the study of psychology examines how and why people act, think, and feel, the Psychology major (or minor) at Nichols is particularly useful when combined with other disciplines such as criminal justice, marketing, business communication, or management. Your academic advisor can assist you in determining whether a double major or minor aligns with your goals.

Your advisor won’t be the only one helping you on your journey. Our entire faculty is committed to serving as teachers and mentors, helping students define their professional goals both in and out of the classroom through research projects, teaching assistant opportunities, internships, and independent study.

Psychology Courses at Nichols

The Psychology major at Nichols is writing and research intensive, and the required curriculum includes a research seminar. Other beneficial and fascinating research opportunities and real-world experiences for psychology majors include a Teaching Associate Internship, Faculty-Led Travel, and an Internship in Psychology.  

Psychology majors must complete 120 credit hours (approximately 40 classes), including courses from the foundation and liberal arts core curricula, focused electives, and the following required psychology courses:  

  • General Psychology
  • Research Seminar in Psychology
  • Statistics for Social Sciences 

In addition to the required psychology major courses and core curriculum requirements, seven (7) psychology electives are required. The remaining 22 credit hours are to be filled by other electives. To browse through all psychology classes offered at Nichols, view the course catalog here. For course descriptions of available electives, see below. All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Careers in Psychology

A Psychology degree is often used as a stepping stone toward a graduate degree; however, a B.A. in Psychology from Nichols College can also be applied to many jobs across a variety of fields.  

Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology are versatile. At Nichols, our Psychology majors are known for their strong communication skills, understanding of human behavior, problem-solving skills, and ability to collect, organize, and analyze information. The following are just a few of the common psychology career paths for individuals who complete a bachelor's degree:  

  • Advertising Agent
  • Case Manager
  • Child Care Worker
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Market Researcher
  • Research Assistant
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Writer

Many more psychology jobs are out there—your advisor will help to fine-tune your curriculum according to your professional goals and career interests.

Learn more about our Bachelor’s in Psychology program!

Do you have questions about the Psychology degree at Nichols? Feel free to reach out to our attentive psychology faculty—their contact information can be found below. Or, request more information about Nichols today!