Why earn a bachelor's degree in psychology?

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The study of psychology offers valuable insights into human behavior. At UND, you'll gain an understanding of how psychology applies to everyday life. You'll learn the principles and theories of behavior and explore the scientific underpinnings of psychology.

UND's bachelor's degree in psychology combines coursework, research and other hands-on opportunities. This approach will give you a comprehensive education in the field of psychology.

You'll choose from two types of psychology degrees:

  • The B.A. in Psychology is a full- or part-time program offered 100% online
  • The B.S. in Psychology

You can further customize your psychology bachelor's degree with a specialized certificate in one of the following areas:

Psychology Degree at UND

  • Participate in hands-on research projects for academic credit.

  • Earn credit through teaching assistantships and other community activities.

  • Take part in activities led by the Student Psychological Association and the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society.

  • Study with faculty who are experts in areas such as psychology and the law, social relationships, clinical psychology, and health psychology.

  • For those who are Active Duty, the psychology degree is AU-ABC eligible.

  • UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation for psychology. We're fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Psychology Careers


Median annual salary for psychologists

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Job growth outlook for psychologists

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With a bachelor's degree in psychology from UND, you'll have the knowledge and practical skills to thrive in several careers.

Many psychology majors go on to pursue advanced study in psychology, both in clinical and research fields. Others pursue graduate degrees in allied social science fields, law and medicine.

Psychology degree graduates find success in a wide variety of job settings, including:

  • Community mental health centers
  • Correctional programs
  • Research
  • Marketing research/technician
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Nonprofit organizations related to psychology or mental health
  • Schools and universities

Our alumni have gone on to have careers in psychology at:

  • Altru Health System
  • Sanford Health
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Richard P. Stadter Psychiatric Center, LLC

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