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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

There’s nothing more fascinating than the human brain. Why do we act in certain ways? Why do we experience the feelings we do? How can we learn to better control our thoughts, behaviors and emotions? How and why do cultural trends spread?

If you often find yourself asking these questions, we may have the degree for you. Earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Winston-Salem State University will open a variety of career and education doors for you to explore the wonders of the human brain. Then help others better understand the reasons behind what they do, feel and think.

Psychology program options at Winston-Salem State University

Our bachelor’s in psychology degree program offers three distinct tracks so you can tailor your psychology education experience to your career goals:

Earn Your Psychology B.A. at Winston-Salem State University

When you choose to major in psychology at WSSU, you choose to think critically about what it means to be human. As advanced as our knowledge about human psychology has become, we have a lot more to discover and learn. Be on the front lines of some of the most exciting research studies, help individuals and communities develop safer behaviors—or just understand yourself better.

Get hands-on experience in your field

Whichever track you decide on, your psychology education will provide you ample opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in the field. We offer internships, student-faculty research projects and service activities in the community, so you’ll graduate with a robust resume that will attract employers and graduate programs. Past psychology students have worked at a variety of sites within the community, including schools, human services organizations and other nonprofit organizations.

Experienced and industry-connected faculty

Work with distinguished psychology degree program faculty members who are highly engaged in research and service to the community. Learn what it means to demonstrate a commitment to equity and social justice both inside and outside the classroom.

Applied learning facilities and tools

Learn and work in classrooms and lab space outfitted with the latest technology. You’ll share ideas and analyze data from your psychology research projects. Gaining experience and expertise with this technology and software will help you stand out on the job market.

What You Can Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

With a psychology degree from WSSU, you can pursue a wide range of interesting and satisfying careers in government agencies, nonprofits or private industries. Graduates of WSSU’s psychology program typically work as mental health technicians, teachers and research assistants.

Many others have continued their psychology education in a graduate program to study topics such as counseling or social work.

Here’s just a small sample of careers you’ll be prepared for when you major in psychology at WSSU:

Career outlook for Psychology graduates

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for psychologists is projected to grow 8% through 2030, adding more than 13,000 new jobs each year.

Explore Classes for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

With a balanced combination of theory and hands-on experience doing fieldwork, WSSU’s psychology degree program will provide you with the tools and practice to become a detail-oriented researcher who can transition into professional studies or the workforce.

Here are some of the courses you’ll take when you major in psychology at WSSU:

View the full psychology degree program requirements and course catalog.

Your Experience as a Psychology Major at Winston-Salem State

Student Life at WSSU

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Support and Resources Available to You

When you major in psychology at WSSU, you’ll enjoy more than just a world-class psychology education. You’ll also enjoy a close-knit HBCU community with a commitment to making the world a better place for everyone. There are a lot of reasons we’re recognized among the top 25 HBCUs in the country: We offer a thriving campus experience where you can build long-lasting relationships, work with diverse faculty members and participate in a wide variety of clubs and honor societies.

We believe that nothing should stand in the way of you and your desire to help others, especially not the cost of your psychology education. That’s why we provide bachelor’s degree in psychology program students support from general WSSU scholarship funds and grants.

Learn more about psychology degree program financial aid options.

As you earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology at WSSU, you’ll be supported by caring counselors and advisors who will make sure you excel in your academic and career goals—from your first day to well beyond graduation.

As a bachelor’s in psychology student, you might be interested in joining the Psychology Club or WSSU’s chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Meet like-minded peers and make professional connections for the future.

Learn more about the Department of Psychological Science.

Take the Next Step

When you choose to major in psychology at WSSU, you choose to feed your curiosity. You choose to ignite your passion in understanding and helping people in your community.

You choose to #BeTheNext guidance counselor who inspires students, researcher who unpacks the mysteries of the brain or case manager who helps individuals and families stay safe and healthy.

I appreciate how interactive the professors are with students. They look out for our best interests and provide us with opportunities that enhance our education. I plan to attend graduate school in the fall to study social psychology and eventually become a professor at a four-year institution.

Zipporah F., Psychology B.A.

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