B.A in Psychology

General

Program Description

Overview

To help others we must first understand why they believe and behave the way they do. As a psychology major at Fresno Pacific University, youâll learn to think in new ways as you examine people from scientific, religious, philosophical, physiological and socio-cultural perspectives. Whether youâre observing the application of behavioral principles with the animals at the Chaffee Zoo or practicing reflective listening in a mock counseling session, youâll take a hands-on approach to your learning. Learn from faculty with a range of clinical training and perspectives as you study human behavior and mental processes in a theoretical and applied manner. Take your studies beyond the classroom with research projects and field trips.

Highlights

  • Flexibility allows for a double major or inclusion of a minor in another area of study
  • Both clinical and experimental research emphases offered
  • The applied practicum provides internship, research, and career development opportunities

Career opportunities

Through our applied practicum, youâll intern in the field of your choice to gain relevant work experience. Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in academia, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, and industrial psychology. Others have gone on to work in fields where psychology can provide context for careers: in law enforcement, education, human resources, consultation, business, public relations and more. Students interested in medicine (particularly neurology, psychiatry, family practice or pediatrics) are strongly encouraged to consider a double major in psychology, as psychological health is becoming an increasingly crucial aspect of overall health.

Course listing

In order to obtain a bachelorâs degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates.

Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major.

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Last updated February 2019

About the School

Welcome to Fresno Pacific University! Here we challenge students to think critically, excel academically and live ethically. Our core values and commitment to building character spring from a distinct ... Read More

Welcome to Fresno Pacific University! Here we challenge students to think critically, excel academically and live ethically. Our core values and commitment to building character spring from a distinctively Christian perspective. Fresno Pacific prepares people to lead in professions, serve society and transform culture. We are the Central Valley's only accredited Christian university, offering leading academic... Read less