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Campus-Based Undergraduate Major Psychology (BA)

SNHU’s Campus Psychology Program

Analyze and Explore the Mind as an SNHU Psychology Major

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and become well-versed in major psychological concepts, human behavior and research methods. Develop critical thinking and versatile skills important to communicating effectively in many formats. Enjoy small class sizes and easy access to expert faculty and dedicated advisors.

See Yourself Succeed as a Psychology Major

As a psychology major at SNHU, you can tailor your BA program with electives focused on your area of interest in psychology. Each path prepares you for careers in community, school and business settings and creates a solid foundation for graduate studies.

Elect the BA in Psychology alone or choose a concentration in:

  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Mental Health

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in psychology at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire.  
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.

Internships & Outcomes

Throughout your undergraduate psychology studies, you'll gain a thorough understanding of psychological principles and how to apply them to social and organizational issues. At the conclusion of your BA program, you'll be able to:

  • 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
  • Use major research methodologies to critique, analyze and interpret results of psychological research
  • Display effective written and oral communication skills, correct use of APA format and extensive computer skills

You may choose to engage in any number of practical learning experiences as an intern or volunteer, including the opportunity to gain 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.

Upon graduation, your SNHU BA in Psychology opens up a world of opportunities. If you're eager to join the workforce, you might consider the fields of case management, community outreach, or dozens of others that stress interpersonal relations and human resource management.

Our psychology undergraduates are also accepted into master's and doctoral programs in both psychology and related disciplines.

Curriculum

In addition to taking nine required and four elective psychology courses, you'll take core liberal arts courses and 39 credits of free electives. This coursework will enhance your knowledge and understanding of applications in psychology, as well as help you develop strong communication and critical thinking skills.

Courses To Prepare You For Your Life & Career

SNHU's bachelor's in psychology program includes:

  • General education courses
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

SNHU's required general education program, known as The Commons, aims to guide you toward success in not only your academic career, but your personal and professional life too.

Throughout the curriculum, you'll gain some of the most in-demand skills in today's workplace, including:

  • Research and information analysis
  • Diverse audience communication
  • Critical thinking and ethical problem solving
  • Leadership, emotional intelligence and collaboration

This expertise will prove practical, transferable and invaluable as you grow in your career and contribute positively to society.

Beyond foundational skill development, the general education program also provides the benefit of allowing you to explore a wide range of fields outside of your intended major.

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Campus Undergraduate Tuition

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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