The Bachelor of Science in Psychology prepares individuals to think critically about the science of psychology and its practice in preparation for careers in a variety of fields or for graduate school. Students learn to interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research; and they develop effective written communication and presentation skills as part of their research experience in the program. Students completing the Psychology degree will be able to apply psychological content and skills to their career goals, refine project-management skills, enhance their teamwork capacity, and develop meaningful professional direction.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology does not mean graduates can work as psychologists, as that requires a master’s or doctoral degree, as well as professional licensure. But an undergraduate degree in psychology can translate into jobs in a variety of other related fields, including social work, human resources, teaching, and probation and corrections. The program also prepares those who choose to pursue a graduate degree for advanced study.
PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL
All program coursework is delivered in a flexible format, including online or face-to-face courses at Mercer University's Atlanta campus, which provides students the flexibility and convenience to continue working while earning their degree at their pace.