Bachelor in Psychology

Northwest Missouri State University

Program Description

Bachelor in Psychology

Northwest Missouri State University

Psychology majors at Northwest learn the scientific study of a person’s thoughts and behaviors. Northwest faculty help students understand three core areas: scientific research methods that enhance critical thinking skills, evidence and claims knowledge; insight of an individual’s personal behavior, motives and thought processes; and the understanding of the biological and social factors that contribute to human development, cognitive skills, relationships, and personality.

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Career Opportunities

More than 94% of students who graduated with a degree in psychology obtained employment or continued their education within six months after graduation. Below is a list of possible job titles:

  • Crisis Counselor
  • Family Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Youth Counselor

*Based on self-reported data in recent years.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions. Students from the business school have recently traveled and studied in China, Africa and Eastern Europe including Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

Internships

Although internships are not required in the psychology major, they are highly encouraged to gain hands-on, real-world experience.

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Requirements

Psychology Major, 36 hours: B.S.—Minor Required

Students choosing a major in Psychology must take the following courses:

The Northwest Core (48-52 hours)
Must include the following:
MATH 17114 General Statistics



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Required Courses
PSYC 08234 Introduction to Psychological Experimentation
PSYC 08310 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 08333 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 08343 Biological Psychology
PSYC 08334 Experimental Psychology
PSYC 08353 Psychology of Race and Gender
PSYC 08363 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 08365 Social Psychology
PSYC 08423 History and Systems of Psychology


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Take nine hours of approved Psychology electives (9)
Total Credit Hours: 36

Psychology Major, 30 hours: B.A.—Minor Required

Students choosing a major in Psychology must take the following courses:

The Northwest Core (48-52 hours)
Must include the following:
MATH 17114 General Statistics



3

Required Courses
PSYC 08234 Introduction to Psychological Experimentation
PSYC 08310 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 08333 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 08343 Biological Psychology
PSYC 08334 Experimental Psychology
PSYC 08353 Psychology of Race and Gender
PSYC 08363 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 08365 Social Psychology
PSYC 08423 History and Systems of Psychology


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Take three hours of approved Psychology electives (3)
Total Credit Hours: 30

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 6, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
25,803 USD
$411.83 per credit hour. Additional fees apply
Information
Deadline
Nov. 15, 2018
Locations
USA - Maryville, Missouri
Start date : Jan. 2019
Application deadline Nov. 15, 2018
End date May 15, 2023
Start date : Aug. 2019
Application deadline July 1, 2019
International students cannot start courses during Summer term—no summer intake.
End date Dec. 15, 2023
Dates
Jan. 2019
USA - Maryville, Missouri
Application deadline Nov. 15, 2018
End date May 15, 2023
Aug. 2019
USA - Maryville, Missouri
Application deadline July 1, 2019
International students cannot start courses during Summer term—no summer intake.
End date Dec. 15, 2023