Psychological Science


Bachelor of Arts | College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

What is Psychological Science?

Miami University’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science is a popular and highly employable major that prepares students for careers in Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Counseling, Biopsychology, and many related fields. This degree is offered through the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences and may be completed entirely at Miami’s regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science is a general degree that prepares students for specialized careers in the areas of Child Development, Human Resources, Market Research Analysis, Project Evaluation, Department Management, as well as Counseling, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse services. If you are interested in helping people or understanding human or animal behavior, this degree is for you.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

The majority of courses during the first two years are available both online and face-to-face; the last two years of the program are entirely face-to-face. Students will become consumers and producers of research by way of coursework, with opportunity for independent or small-group research with Ph.D. faculty. Students also enjoy a full gamut of opportunities for experiential and service learning in Hamilton, Middletown and surrounding communities.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

What courses would I take?

The BA in Psychological Science includes courses in developmental, behavioral, social/cultural, abnormal, cognitive, industrial-organizational psychology, as well as research methods and statistics. Students will also have opportunities to earn credit hours by participating in research projects with faculty and other students, as well as through experiential and service learning in local communities.

It is expected that graduating students in the major will be able to: Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology; Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena; Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice; Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes; Apply psychological content and skills to career goals.

What can I do with this major?

In addition to being prepared for graduate school in psychology and related fields (such as law school, medical school or social work), students with a BA in Psychological Science will be qualified for careers such as Child Development Specialist, Child Life Specialist, Psychiatric Technician, Mental Health Technician, Substance Abuse Technician, Department Manager, Human Resources Adviser, Market Research Analyst, Medical and Health Services Manager, Social and Community Service Manager, and Project Evaluator, to name just a few (additional training or degrees may be required for some of these professions).

Who can I contact for more information?

Psychological Science

566 Mosler Hall
Hamilton Campus


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