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Psychology Curriculum

The psychology curriculum develops your skills in areas employers look for: communication, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and creativity. You’ll study the biological, cognitive and social influences on human behavior and thought. The broad curriculum provides you with a strong foundation for employment or graduate school.

Psychology courses cover topics such as developmental psychology, psychology of emotion, animal behavior, psychology of learning, social psychology, health psychology, sensation and perception, and psychology of personality. Courses are offered in day and evening times for your convenience.

Admission & Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology requires 48-51 credits. You also must complete the university’s core curriculum requirements. Psychology majors are not required to do an internship, but internship, research or independent study opportunities are strongly encouraged.

Complete degree requirements and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Some academic programs require a GPA higher than is required for general admission to Mount Mary University. Contact your admission counselor for more information.

Psychology Minor Requirements

A minor in psychology will provide you insight into biological and social foundations of thought and behavior, a well as teach you how to apply psychological principles to human interaction and other aspects of everyday life. A psychology minor is an excellent complement to majors in helping professions such as art therapy, justice, occupational therapy, social work and sociology/behavioral science. 

Anthropology/Sociology Minor Requirements

Being able to understand diverse people is an essential skill in the global workplace. Through the anthropology/sociology minor, you’ll learn to analyze how humans organize social structures and what it means for the development of new cultural characteristics. The anthropology/sociology minor requires a minimum of 21 credits. 

Peacebuilding Certificate Requirements

The peacebuilding pre-baccalaureate certificate offers students a unique specialization in handling conflict situations, developing appropriate strategies to respond to conflict and understanding the influence values, beliefs and goals have on conflict and peacebuilding. See more details on peacebuilding certificate requirements.