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Explore How the Human Brain Functions and Succeed With SC State’s Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Take a deep dive into the inner workings of the human mind.

At South Carolina State University, our bachelor’s degree in psychology gives you a greater understanding of the fundamental principles and processes of human thought and behavior—at all stages in life. While you’ll gain a strong foundation in the various science and theory options in psychology, you’ll also examine how cultural, environmental, and social factors impact human behavior and mental processes.

When you graduate and pursue careers in psychology with a bachelor’s degree, you’ll have a greater insight and compassion for others as you pursue jobs in nearly any industry.

Method of Instruction

  • Face-to-face

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Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Program Highlights

Gain the tools and techniques to be a great leader. Learn how to help others overcome challenges and thrive. Discover new ways to support the needs of family, friends, colleagues, and more.

At SC State, our psychology degree courses allow you to understand human behavior and apply it to any industry that involves working with others—opening doors to numerous careers in psychology with a bachelor’s degree.

Why pursue psychology as a major at SC State? Here, through our psychology degree courses, you’ll find that we offer:

Small classes that produce big results

When you’re considering your options in psychology schools, you want a personalized experience. That’s why we offer a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio—with 60% of our classes having fewer than 20 students. That means you’ll know your faculty and classmates, always get your questions answered, and be ready to pursue careers in psychology with a bachelor’s degree.

Opportunities to connect and network with classmates

While it’s important to gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your psychology degree courses, it’s equally vital to have the chance to grow beyond your coursework. That’s why we offer more than 50 clubs and organizations for you to get involved in outside of your studies. Students who pursue psychology as a major frequently get involved in Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology, and the Psychology and Sociology Club. You’ll have opportunities to pursue service projects and group research, as well as make lifelong relationships with your fellow students.

Expert faculty with diverse experiences

You’ll learn alongside faculty members who are approachable, caring, and are making a difference here in the Palmetto State and beyond. For instance, Professor Geoffrey Collier has pursued his interest as a behavioral research psychologist here for more than three decades and brings his ample expertise in cognitive psychology to your coursework options in psychology.

What Can You Do With Psychology as a Major?

When you pursue psychology as a major, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to lead and make a positive difference in various professional environments. The experience you will receive will benefit you in numerous career options in psychology—and if you choose to advance your education.

Careers in psychology with a bachelor’s degree

Our graduates frequently pursue jobs in areas such as:

  • Education
  • Law enforcement
  • Hospitals
  • Military
  • Social services
  • State and federal agencies

Our graduates take on advanced studies with SC State’s master’s in counselor education degree or other terminal degrees in clinical psychology, rehabilitation counseling, sport and exercise psychology, and much more.

What You Will Study in Psychology Degree Courses

At SC State, our 126-credit-hour bachelor’s degree in psychology will equip you with a broad understanding of human behavior and how it’s impacted by behavioral, cognitive, developmental, personality, and other types of disorders. After you take your introduction classes in areas such as General Psychology and Psychology of Learning, you’ll be able to specialize your degree with the following course options in psychology:

  • Child Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Systems of Psychology