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Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
The Department of Psychology is part of the University of North Dakota's College of Arts & Sciences. The bachelor's degree with a major in psychology is an area of liberal study which contributes to the understanding of behavior and requires the development of cognitive and analytical skills which are valuable to whatever you do in life.
What You'll Learn
The undergraduate major gives you an opportunity to learn about the principles and theories of human and animal behavior and emphasizes the scientific aspect of psychology. You'll study motivation, physiological bases of behavior, learning and cognition, personality, origins of deviant behavior, and human development. In addition, you'll learn methods for investigating and describing behavior as well as making critical appraisals, and achieves some understanding of the ways in which psychology is applied to everyday life.
Many undergraduate students who major in other fields elect to take courses in psychology because of the background such courses provide. A number of programs, including Education, Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Home Economics, and Communication Disorders, require specific courses in psychology.
The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Sciences degree with a major in Psychology, and also a minor in Psychology. Students who major in psychology may choose to complete an emphasis, such as Clinical Science and Learning or Social and Cultural within psychology.
A Bachelor of Arts in psychology is offered 100% online at UND. University of North Dakota is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top national institution and public school. Also, the school’s online bachelor’s programs, including psychology, have earned the 208th spot for best online bachelor’s programs. This survey evaluated over 1,200 programs from accredited institutions. In 2017 UND's online bachelor's psychology program was ranked #7 most affordable online program in the country. Learn more about this affordable online psychology degree.