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.

While studying psychology, students will learn about this broad discipline that deals with human behavior 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 41 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 requires a minimum of 122 completed credit hours, including 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.

Campus Centers, Gilbert, Online & Parkville

Bachelor of Arts – 42 Hours
Minor – 18 Hours

Psychology, B.A.


Psychology, Minor



Tim Hanrahan

Dr. Timothy Ryan Hanrahan

Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions

Monica Brannon

Dr. Monica Brannon

Associate Professor of Sociology

Brian Cowley

Dr. Brian Cowley

Professor of Psychology

Andrew Johnson

Dr. Andrew Johnson

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 of Arts in Psychology degree, 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 will help prepare you for graduate training if you are interested in becoming a licensed psychologists or professional researcher.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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