Social Psychology Degree

Study human behavior and its influences to positively affect people’s lives.

Social Psychology is a hybrid of psychology and sociology. This discipline studies the “person in the situation” – how our behavior is influenced by our social environment. This adaptable major will prepare you for meaningful work in business and industry, government, social science, data analysis, public policy, service professions or graduate study.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Online
  • Kansas City area, MO
  • Little Rock, AR- Little Rock AFB
  • Tucson, AZ- Davis Monthan AFB
  • Barstow, CA – Barstow Community College
  • Fort Irwin, CA- Fort Irwin Base
  • Victorville, CA- Victor Valley College
  • Valdosta, GA – Moody AFB
  • Belleville, IL- Scott AFB
  • Bedford, MA – Hanscom AFB
  • Waynesville, MO- Fort Leonard Wood
  • Knob Noster, MO – Whiteman AFB
  • Great Falls, MT – Malmstrom AFB
  • Alamogordo, NM – Holloman AFB
  • Havelock, NC – MCAS Cherry Point
  • Grand Forks, ND – Grand Forks AFB
  • Minot, ND – Minot AFB
  • Dayton, OH – Wright Patterson AFB
  • Oklahoma City, OK – Tinker AFB
  • Beaufort, SC – MCAS Beaufort
  • Charleston, SC – Joint Base Charleston
  • Millington, TN- NSA Mid-South
  • Austin, TX
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • San Angelo, TX- Goodfellow AFB
  • San Antonio, TX – Lackland AFB
  • Del Rio, TX- Laughlin AFB
  • Northeast San Antonio, TX – Randolph AFB
  • Ogden, UT – Hill AFB
  • Fort Myer, VA
  • Arlington, VA- MCB Henderson Hall
  • Quantico, VA – MCB Quantico
  • Online
  • Kansas City area, MO
  • Little Rock, AR- Little Rock AFB
  • Tucson, AZ- Davis Monthan AFB
  • Barstow, CA – Barstow Community College
  • Fort Irwin, CA- Fort Irwin Base
  • Victorville, CA- Victor Valley College
  • Valdosta, GA – Moody AFB
  • Belleville, IL- Scott AFB
  • Bedford, MA – Hanscom AFB
  • Waynesville, MO- Fort Leonard Wood
  • Knob Noster, MO – Whiteman AFB
  • Great Falls, MT – Malmstrom AFB
  • Alamogordo, NM – Holloman AFB
  • Havelock, NC – MCAS Cherry Point
  • Grand Forks, ND – Grand Forks AFB
  • Minot, ND – Minot AFB
  • Dayton, OH – Wright Patterson AFB
  • Oklahoma City, OK – Tinker AFB
  • Beaufort, SC – MCAS Beaufort
  • Charleston, SC – Joint Base Charleston
  • Millington, TN- NSA Mid-South
  • Austin, TX
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • San Angelo, TX- Goodfellow AFB
  • San Antonio, TX – Lackland AFB
  • Del Rio, TX- Laughlin AFB
  • Northeast San Antonio, TX – Randolph AFB
  • Ogden, UT – Hill AFB
  • Fort Myer, VA
  • Arlington, VA- MCB Henderson Hall
  • Quantico, VA – MCB Quantico
  • Online
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City area, MO

A.S. MAJOR

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MINOR

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Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions

Karen Garber-Miller, Ph.D.


Dean for the College of Education and Health Professions
karen.garbermiller@park.edu

Dr. Monica Brannon

Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Sociology
mbrannon@park.edu

Dr. Andrew Johnson


Professor of Psychology
ajohnson@park.edu

Dr. Cynthia Cerrentano


Associate Professor of Psychology
cynthia.cerrentano@park.edu

Dr. Pooya Naderi


Assistant Professor of Social Psychology
pooya.naderi@park.edu

Dr. Chelsea Platt


Assistant Professor of Sociology
chelsea.platt@park.edu

Dr. Brian Cowley


Professor of Psychology
brian.cowley@park.edu

Our Social Psychology degree program combines a solid core in the field with a number of flexible, specialized concentrations, so you can tailor the degree to your needs and interests. You’ll gain a set of technical and conceptual tools that allow you to collect, analyze, and interpret social research data. You can apply this knowledge to a number of careers.

Careers

  • Social Psychology Researcher
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Political Strategist
  • Technology Designer
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Program Highlights

As a Social Psychology major, you’ll study the discipline within the context of a broad liberal arts education. You’ll take courses in psychology and sociology, professional writing, research methods and statistics.


Choose from a number of compelling electives, like Psychology of Gender; Theories of Personality; Influence and Persuasion; The Study of the Family; Social Deviance; and Self and Society, to name a few.


As a senior, you’ll complete a capstone seminar geared toward professional development, including the creation of a professional portfolio.

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.