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Department Head: Dr. Rita Barrett
Phone: 479-788-7564

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Major and Minor

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology encourages the development of critical and analytical thinking skills, helping students apply their knowledge in real-life situations. The program also serves as a foundation for those seeking to pursue graduate education.
The minor in psychology is a structured selection of courses by which a student can enrich his or her academic preparation. The minor complements a major by broadening the student’s academic experience.

What can I do with a degree in Psychology?

  • Career counselors
  • Mental health counselor
  • Prepare for graduate and professional schools

Websites for Career Research

Why should you choose to major/minor in Psychology?

  • Provides a nationally competitive broad spectrum general psychology curriculum.
  • Prepares the major for graduate study in the broad field of Psychology.
  • Provides the major with a working foundation of knowledge of Psychology as a science.
  • Prepares the major to effectively communicate across various media.
  • Provides an applied research and internship opportunities.
The minor- compliments all disciplines with content concerning learning, social behavior, sexual behavior, development, personality. It also introduces research and offers research opportunities. It has field experience opportunities and independent study opportunities.
The College of Communication, Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences offers a comprehensive education in liberal arts with specialization in the psychology area. The program is designed to help students integrate, synthesize, and apply knowledge in real-life situations and to help them develop leadership skills.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Graduates are employed with:

  • Bost, Inc.
  • Healthcare Billing Innovations
  • Department of Human Services
  • Harbor Recovery Counseling
  • Vista Health
  • Valley Behavioral
  • Children's Emergency Shelter
  • LDS Family Services

Graduates are furthering their education at:

  • University of Arkansas-Rehabilitation Counseling
  • John Brown University-Counseling
  • University of Central Arkansas