If you are searching for a broad-based education that will lead to multiple career opportunities and prepare you for graduate study, Bay Path’s General Psychology Program is designed for you. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology prepares you for positions in a wide range of areas, including health and social services, mental health, organizational leadership and management, community and public relations, education, program development and facilitation, and social science research.
The curriculum for the program is targeted to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities that will be useful in your chosen career path. The objective is to provide you with a well-rounded education for thinking critically about behavior and mental processes, by understanding the relationships among theories, observations, and conclusions.
A sampling of what you will learn:
- Stages of development throughout the lifespan
- Major theories for interpreting and understanding personality
- Art of interviewing and conducting assessments
- Workings of the brain in terms of behavior, mental illness, and learning
- Cultural influences shaping identity
- Origins of mental illnesses, such as depression and PTSD
- Healthy and unhealthy relationship factors
Bay Path’s dedicated faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the courses they teach, featuring the most relevant and up-to-date information in each field. Special projects and class assignments feature active learning and practical application of concepts, and engage you in an enhanced learning experience every step of the way.
A sampling of courses in the General Psychology Program include:
- Communicating in Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Psychology of Cultural Diversity
- Theories of Personality
- Counseling Psychology
Bay Path values experiential learning, requiring an internship during senior year, in which you can apply the theories and communication skills learned in class to an actual setting. You will gain valuable experience at various sites including: medical centers, community support centers, crisis units, human resources, nonprofit agencies, and residential mental health and substance abuse facilities. You can specialize in fields ranging from mental health counseling to industrial-organizational behavior by continuing your education in graduate programs across the country or right here on the Longmeadow Campus in Bay Path’s new Master of Science in Developmental Psychology Program.