Psychology (Accelerated B.A./M.A.)
Earn two degrees in five years with this 4+1 program, studying the intricacies of human behavior.
Learn why people behave the way they do, with this accelerated program. You'll earn your B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychologic or Behavioral Data Analytics, giving you a head start on your career path.
- Program type:
- Combined (Major and Master's)
- On-campus or offcampus
- Est. time to complete:
- 5 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Psychology at UND?
The study of psychology offers valuable insights into the human behavior. The major in Psychology at UND combines coursework, research and other hands-on opportunities to give you a comprehensive education in the field.
You’ll learn the principles and theories of behavior and explore the scientific underpinnings of psychology — and learn how psychology applies to everyday life.
Combining your undergrad and graduate work into five years, you expand your psychology studies. Take an additional 30 graduate credits and earn your B.A. and M.A. at the same time.
Graduate coursework includes electives of your choosing and a concentration in either:
- Behavioral data analytics
- Forensic psychology
Helping Solve Social Problems
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.
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.
Study with faculty who are experts in areas such as psychology and the law, learning and health psychology.
Employment rate for those with a Master's degree in Psychology*
*America Psychological Association
Anticipated job growth for psychologists**
With a degree in Psychology from UND, you’ll have the knowledge and cognitive skills to thrive in any career. By earning your B.A. and M.A. a at the same time, you'll be a step ahead on your career path.
Many Psychology majors go on to pursue doctoral study in psychology, both in clinical and research fields, or graduate degrees in allied social science fields, law and medicine. Others begin their careers, providing research and data analytic services.
Psychology graduates find success in a wide variety of settings, including:
- Community mental health centers
- Correctional programs
- 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
Psychology Course Options