Why earn a degree in psychology?

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The study of psychology offers valuable insights into human behavior. The major in Psychology at UND 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 several options:

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

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

You'll learn the principles and theories of behavior and explore the scientific underpinnings of psychology — and learn how psychology applies to everyday life.

Psychology 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, this program is AU-ABC degree eligible.

  • UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation for psychology. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.

Psychology Careers


Median annual salary for psychologists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Overall employment of psychologists is projected to grow 14 percent 

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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 graduates find success in a wide variety of 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

UND Psychology Alumni

Psychology alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Altru Health System
  • Sanford Health
  • Altru Hospice
  • Grand Forks Public Schools
  • Richard P. Stadter Psychiatric Center, LLC

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UND's psychology major, Newzaira Khan, studied chemical dependency. She wants to help people deal with their substance abuse issues and find a path to sobriety.

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