Psychology (BA) - Outcomes

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Peter Frost

Earn a Degree Focused on Real-Life Field Experiences

While working toward your bachelor’s degree in psychology at Southern New Hampshire University -- either on campus, on location or online -- you will gain a thorough understanding of psychological principles and how to apply them to social and organizational issues -- in the real world. At the conclusion of your psychology degree course work and field work you will gain:

Knowledge and Field Application

  • Understand human thought and behavior concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, trends and ethical issues
  • Demonstrate psychological knowledge, skills and values during experiential learning experiences
  • Develop insight into behaviors and mental processes and apply effective management and improvement strategies


  • Apply fundamental research methods in psychology: research design, data analysis and interpretation
  • Optimize research activities using the latest technologies
  • Use major research methodologies to critique, analyze and interpret results of psychological research

Critical Thinking and Communication

  • Use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry and the scientific approach to assess and address behavioral and mental process issues
  • Demonstrate critical thinking abilities gained through experience with the scientific method and research methodologies
  • Display effective written and oral communication skills, correct use of APA format and extensive computer skills

Multi-Cultural Awareness and Understanding

  • Understand how to work with diverse populations and how culture influences individual beliefs and values

Experiential Learning Opportunities
As part of your course work for your on-campus or online degree in psychology at SNHU, 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 UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Manchester Mental Health Center or Riverbend Community Mental Health. Or, you may work with faculty on research, presentations and publishing projects. Hands-on learning is encouraged, as is taking on increasing responsibility during these opportunities.

A Future of Opportunities:
Enter the Working World or Begin Graduate Study
Your B.A. in psychology from Southern New Hampshire University opens up a world of opportunities. If you are eager to join the workforce, you might consider the fields of counseling, case management, social work, community outreach or others that stress interpersonal relations and human resource management.

Our students with an undergraduate degree in psychology are also accepted into top graduate schools, with some accepted directly into Ph.D. programs. SNHU psychology department faculty help students tailor their undergraduate studies with graduate school or specialized study in mind.

Additional Career Resources

Discover the latest news in the psychology field and access helpful resources on a range of psychology topics at the following web links recommended by Southern New Hampshire University psychology department faculty:

American Psychological Association:

American Psychological Society:

Society for Research in Child Development:

Society for Research on Adolescence:

New England Psychological Association:

New Hampshire Psychological Association:

PSI: The International Honor Society in Psychology:

University Accreditation

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