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Psychology (General Concentration)

Psychology (Brain & Cognitive Sciences Concentration)

Psychology (Child & Family Psychology Concentration)

Psychology (Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders Concentration)

Psychology (Forensic Psychology Concentration)

Psychology (Substance Abuse Concentration)

Psychology (Psychology of the Workplace Concentration)

Degree Options

On-Campus Degrees

  • B.S. in Psychology (General Concentration)
  • B.S. in Psychology (Brain & Cognitive Sciences Concentration)
  • B.S. in Psychology (Child & Family Psychology Concentration)
  • B.S. in Psychology (Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders Concentration)
  • B.S. in Psychology (Forensic Psychology Concentration)
  • B.S. in Psychology (Substance Abuse Concentration)
  • B.S. in Psychology (Psychology of the Workplace Concentration)
  • Minor in Psychology

Online Degrees

Who Would be Interested in Psychology?

  • Students planning a career in mental health or social services
  • Students preparing for professional schools or graduate school in psychology and related disciplines
  • Students interested in understanding human behavior and developing insight into their own and others' behavior
  • Students preparing for careers that require creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and the ability to apply psychological principles to their personal, social, and organizational life

Why Psychology?

  • Many opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty on research projects on a broad range of topics
  • Extensive co-op program and clinical practicum opportunities
  • Opportunity to learn from award-winning faculty and recognized scholars, all committed to student success
  • Flexible curriculum that allows students to focus on their specialized interests while gaining a solid foundation in psychology

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Students may select Psychology upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Employee Benefits Specialist in the Human Resources Department 
  • Inspector, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Louisville, KY
  • Home Resources Coordinator for therapeutic foster care agency, Lexington, KY
  • Graduate Programs (Master's or Doctoral) at Marquette University, Kent State University, University of Alabama, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Spalding University, EKU, Ohio University, and Tennessee State University

Other career options graduates have pursued include:

  • Mental Health Associates (Bachelor's Degree Level)
  • Licensed Psychological Associates (Master's Degree Level)
  • Case Managers
  • Program Directors at Community Mental Health Centers and other behavioral healthcare providers across Kentucky

How Do I Get More Information?
Contact Dr. Robert Brubaker, Chair of the Psychology Department