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Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Program in Psychology

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

students at a lecturePsychology scientifically examines behavior and mental processes to improve the human condition. Morgan State University offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. This degree is designed to provide students with strong research, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills. The program requires the completion of General Psychology, Careers in Psychology, two research methods courses, two psychological statistics courses, courses from the core areas of the discipline, and a senior capstone experience through an internship (Generalist Track) or research thesis (Research Track). An undergraduate degree in psychology provides students with a strong foundation for graduate study in various disciplines. It also provides a broad liberal arts education that can serve as an entry point into bachelor's degree-level careers. Students should select courses in consultation with their academic advisor.

For more information on specific classes click on this link to access the Curriculum Checklists for your catalog.

MSU at Laurel College Center

Laurel College Center (LCC) has established a partnership with Morgan State University, making it simple to take courses and complete your bachelor's degree in Psychology in one convenient location. Located near downtown Laurel, MD, LCC offers students who live in the Laurel area an opportunity to take MSU psychology courses without coming to Baltimore. The program is particularly geared toward students who attend Prince Georges Community College or Howard Community College who are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology from Morgan State University, but who prefer to take courses at Laurel College Center. Click on this link for the suggested course curriculum.

To learn more about LCC click here.

To apply to take classes at Morgan State University via Laurel College Center please click here.

Career Opportunities in Psychology

speakers panelStudents with a degree in Psychology from Morgan State University are working in a variety of fields and pursuing diverse career paths. Alumni are working in non-profit organizations, the federal government, public and private schools, research firms, hospitals, colleges/universities, and social service agencies to name a few. Alumni are principals, politicians, teachers, social workers, college professors and administrators, case managers, researchers, lab technicians, and entrepreneurs. Our students have pursued graduate degrees at schools such as Michigan State University, the City University of New York, John Jay College, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Arizona State University, and Purdue University. To learn more about career opportunities in psychology click on this link to review information from the American Psychological Association.