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Psychology - General, Bachelor of Arts

Some amazing classes
you can take at Saint Leo

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Military Psychology
  • Interviewing and Counseling Skills

Why choose B.A. Psychology- General at Saint Leo?

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.

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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

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.

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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