PSYCHOLOGY

B.A. in Psychology


The 120-credit Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a popular and versatile undergraduate degree. It can be applied to almost any area of work, including social services, law, human resources, business and government. Courses in this program explore how people learn, what lies behind people’s behavior, how the brain affects behavior, how gender affects development and the different ways in which people interact. Elective courses will introduce you to interesting and relevant topics including forensic psychology, psychosomatics, and industrial and organizational psychology.

Many psychology students become psychologists or enter related professions, but many others work in unrelated fields. Their knowledge of human behavior and development, learned as part of a broad-based liberal arts education, makes them excellent candidates for careers in a wide range of fields such as business, education and government. Recent graduates have continued to graduate school in areas such as Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Behavior Analysis, and Physical Therapy. Jobs of recent graduates include working in insurance, working in the field of behavior analysis, and working to help prepare others for higher education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review.  If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.


CONTACT

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean

Joan Ruckel
Executive Assistant to the Dean