Bachelor of Science
  • 120 Credits
  • School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Graduate working in the field of Psychology.

Psychology Overview

Have you ever wondered….Why do you do the things you do? What do your dreams mean? Or, why do some people develop schizophrenia? If these questions interest you, then you should consider the Psychology Program. Psychology is the study of behavior, the mind and factors influencing them. With our highly esteemed faculty, diverse guest lecturers and extensive affiliations with mental health facilities, Mercy University is the place to pursue your degree.

The Psychology Program at Mercy University offers more than 50 different psychology courses so students may succeed in a wide range of careers. You’ll have the opportunity for hands-on training and practical experience in several exciting Internships and research projects.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in psychology can help you succeed in a wide range of jobs in:

  • academia and education
  • advertising and market research
  • child care and gerontology
  • communications and media
  • community services
  • consulting
  • counseling
  • government agencies
  • human resources and labor relations
  • human services
  • rehabilitation

It will also give you a solid foundation to pursue a graduate degree in psychology or other related fields.

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Program Outcomes


Describe key concepts principles and overarching themes in psychology


Interpret design and conduct basic psychological research


Identify and explain ethical standards in psychological science and practice


Demonstrate effective communication skills written or oral for different purposes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You have the option to register for as many online courses as you want, or none at all. All required courses for completion of the psychology major are offered online. There is no special admissions to be an online student. All of Mercy University's Online Psychology Programs are fully accredited.

Maximum of 18 psychology credits towards the major. However, additional psychology credits may be transferred as elective credits toward your degree.

The course number indicates level of difficulty. We encourage that you begin the required courses early in your studies. Students need not complete the required courses before the elective courses.

No. However, there are some required undergraduate psychology courses such as, Statistics and Experimental Research that are required by most graduate programs.

Program Details & Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences

General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
Major Concentration Psychology: 36 Credits
Open Electives: 24 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

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