Why earn a combined bachelor's and master's in psychology?

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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.

How the Combined Psychology Degree Works

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

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, apply to UND and your program. As a current student, connect with your advisor to make sure you stay on track for the combined or accelerated program. During your junior year, you can officially apply to the School of Graduate Studies. Complete the required courses, and you'll earn both your undergraduate and graduate degree at the same time.

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.

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

  • 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 wages for psychologists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Anticipated job growth for psychologists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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
  • 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

Psychology Courses You Could Take

Leader in Action

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.

Read Newzaira's Story