BS Psychology

University Campus

Are you fascinated by human behavior? Psychology offers a window into the way people think, feel and behave. Psychologists work to understand people and help them adjust to life transitions and achieve optimal mental health in everyday life.

Why choose B.S. Psychology at Saint Leo?

Understand the human experience through qualitative and quantitative research methods. Investigate cognitive psychology, personality theory, the biological bases of behavior, child and adolescent development, and race and ethnicity. Work closely with faculty, and present your research at conferences for the Southeastern Psychological Association and American Psychological Association.

Translate your knowledge into workplace success with applied courses—in forensics, the military, counseling, and industrial and organizational psychology—as well as community service projects and internships.

In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Saint Leo also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Both the B.A. and B.S. are based on the American Psychological Association model for programs of distinction. The B.A. provides a well-rounded education, with flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. With more rigorous research demands than the B.A. program, the B.S. requires collaboration with faculty on research projects over two consecutive semesters. The B.S. will prepare you for graduate school at both the master's and doctoral levels.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Research Methods I & II
  • Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Behavior
  • The Psychology Major: Academic and Professional Issues
  • Interviewing and Counseling Skills
  • Psychology of Aging

Professional development opportunities

  • Research: Assist a faculty member with research or complete your own research project for credit or in addition to coursework.
  • Internships: Saint Leo maintains a strong reputation with many internship sites in the area. Students find opportunities with Florida Mental Health Institute, Boys and Girls Club, Head Start, the Harbor Behavioral Health Care Institute, Hernando County Sheriff's Office, and programs for aging, autism, addiction, clinical research, children's services, victim advocacy and workforce development.
  • Conferences: Present your research at regional and national conferences, including Southeastern Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, and Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Co-curricular activities: Participate in Psychology Club and Research Club. Become an active member of Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology, and Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society for the social sciences.
  • Computer skills: Learn to use industry-standard software, including Excel and SPSS.

What can you do with a degree in Psychology?

Graduates pursue advanced study in psychology, as well as employment in human service settings and mental health facilities. A psychology major is also great preparation for careers in law, business, human resources management, advertising and sales.

  • Case Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Researcher
  • Business Manager
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor

Where are Saint Leo Psychology grads now?

  • University of Central Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • Hofstra University
  • Adler Institute
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • William & Mary Law School
  • Florida State University
  • New York University
  • Community Hospital of New Port Richey, Florida
  • United States Military

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