Psychology Degree

The scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.

At Park University, our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in many different fields, including: counseling and helping professions, business, industry, research and development, advertising, college teaching, medical settings, basic research, criminal justice, and government.

Bachelor’s degree in psychology students will learn about this broad discipline that deals with human behavior, including behavioral science and mental processes. Ultimately, the psychology degree program at Park University helps students learn the science and application of this discipline.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program, you’ll able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus or at one of over 25 campus centers nationwide. You may also take classes online. Students who choose to pursue a minor in psychology may take classes face-to-face in Parkville or online.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree requirements include a minimum of 122 completed credit hours, and include 42 hours of degree-specific core curriculum and approved electives. The minor in psychology requires 18 hours of degree-specific curriculum courses. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.


  • Online
  • Parkville
  • Gilbert
  • Campus Centers



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Dr. Tim Westcott

Dr. Timothy Charles Westcott

Chair, Department of Culture & Society
Professor of History

Brian Cowley

Dr. Brian Cowley

Professor of Psychology

Andrew Johnson

Dr. Andrew Johnson

Professor of Psychology

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Dr. Alivia Zubrod

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Embark on your career in psychology with an understanding of this unique discipline.

At Park University, we aim to help our students better understand human behavior through different types of analysis. Psychology is a broad discipline that deals with human behavior and the mental process. From exploration of child psychology to applied behavioral analysis, students who choose to major or minor in psychology will develop a more thorough understanding of this discipline.


Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Therapist
  • Counselor
  • Social Scientist
  • Market Researcher
  • Behavioral Analyst

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Program Highlights

When you pursue the bachelor’s degree in psychology, you will be given the opportunity to take advanced-level courses, pursue independent study, and practice in the field. The combination of study and practice in our psychology degree program will help prepare you for graduate training if you are interested in becoming a licensed psychologist or professional researcher.

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Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.