Psychology (BA)

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Go Analyze and Explore the Mind with Southern New Hampshire University’s BA in Psychology

Southern New Hampshire University's psychology degree program prepares you for a variety of career opportunities. You can gain internship experience in applied settings, such as mental health clinics, social service agencies and courts. You can also collaborate with faculty in pursuit of cutting-edge psychological research and scholarship.

Prepare for your future with many options

Whether you take classes on campus, at one of our satellite locations or online, earning a degree in psychology from Southern New Hampshire University gives you an understanding of human behavior that prepares you for careers in community, school and business settings and creates a solid foundation for graduate studies.

There is no limit to what you can do and achieve with a psychology degree from Southern New Hampshire University.

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Become well versed in major psychological concepts, human behavior and research methods through our four-year psychology degree program. Develop critical thinking skills and communications skills important to communicating effectively in many formats. Enjoy small classes and easy access to faculty for academic advising and assistance.

A solid base in liberal arts studies provides a well-rounded education that supports your study of psychology. Tailor your program with electives focused on your area of interest in psychology. You can also choose a degree concentration in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Mental Health or Forensic Psychology.

Acquire practical experience in psychology field

Beginning early in your program, you are encouraged to participate in applied learning experiences such as case studies, group projects, volunteer activities, experiential learning and internships. A range of experiential learning opportunities lets you apply what you're learning. Demonstrate your understanding of psychology applications through supervised field experiences.

Enjoy a sense of community

Work closely with our psychology department faculty, take part in community service projects or join the extracurricular organizations, including the Psychology Student Association or Psi Chi, our chapter of the Psychology National Honor Society.

Access experiential learning opportunities

As part of your course work for your on-campus or online degree in psychology at Southern New Hampshire University, you may choose to engage in any number of practical learning experiences as an intern or volunteer. This may include gaining firsthand experience at organizations such as the Concord Mental Health Court, Manchester Mental Health Center or Riverbend Community Mental Health. Or, you may work with faculty on research, presentations and publishing. Hands-on learning is encouraged, as is taking on increasing responsibility during these opportunities.

Message from the Psychology Department Chair

Graduates of the Southern New Hampshire University psychology degree program have a strong liberal arts background and pursue graduate studies in psychology or other social sciences


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