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Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - General

Why Earn Your Psychology Degree at Saint Leo University?

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.

Understand the human experience through qualitative and quantitative research methods. Investigate cognitive psychology, personality theory, abnormal psychology, 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.

Saint Leo offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology- General. The curriculum for this degree is based on the American Psychological Association model for programs of distinction. The BA provides a well-rounded education with flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree examines the human experience through qualitative and quantitative research methods. Investigate cognitive psychology, personality theory, abnormal psychology, the biological bases of behavior, child and adolescent development, and race and ethnicity.

Learning Experience:
Campus Education Center Online
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
120 hours

Undergraduate Psychology Program Details

Earning an online psychology degree prepares you for careers in law, business, human resources management, advertising, and sales; offering four psychology specializations: Clinical/Counseling, Developmental, Experimental, or General studies.

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them. 

    Psychology students enjoy plenty of engaging learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, as well as exciting departmental events.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your psychology degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning, such as research projects and opportunities to attend national psychology conferences.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering psychology degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes. We offer psychology programs at education centers in Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia.

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Specialization Options

Saint Leo University offers four specialization options for psychology students. You can customize your degree to match your passions by choosing one of the following concentrations.

The general psychology track provides an in-depth look at the various fields of psychology, current issues, and research methods. 

The clinical and counseling psychology track prepares students for fields such as community, VA, or marital counseling.

The developmental psychology track is excellent for those interested in education, working with children or the elderly.

The experimental psychology track prepares students for professional and graduate school (e.g., Occupational Therapy, Law School, or PhD programs).

Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

What skills you will learn?

  • Research methods
  • Issues in psychology
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  • How will you gain real experience?

    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 an undergraduate psychology degree?

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

What are the top psychology degree jobs?

Career Growth Salary
Counselor 23% (Much faster than average) $47,660 per year $22.91 per hour
Research Analyst 22% (Much faster than average) $65,810 per year $31.64 per hour
Occupational Therapist 17% (Much faster than average) $86,280 per year $41.48 per hour

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.

Where are Saint Leo psychology graduates now? 

  • Adler Institute
  • Community Hospital of New Port Richey, Florida
  • United States Military
  • William & Mary Law School

College of Education & Social Services

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  • Saint Leo University’s College of Education and Social Services couples a transformative liberal arts tradition with highly specialized training in the education and social services fields. Through close faculty mentorships, practical field internships, and applied learning experiences, we prepare students for careers in education, social work, criminal justice, and human services. Our faculty remain active in their respective fields as researchers and practitioners, giving students close access to a wealth of real-world knowledge and experience.

    With the ever-changing needs of today's students, we provide flexible degree programs. These include programs at University Campus and education centers with evening and weekend options, as well as online offerings. These degree programs are grooming the next generation of educators and social service specialists—a new breed of professionals with the talent and resolve to make a difference in the world.

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