Explore the Science of Human Thought and Behavior With Marymount’s Psychology Degree

Have you ever wondered why people think, feel, and behave the way they do? Discover the answers to this question and more with Marymount University’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

As a student in our undergraduate Psychology program, you’ll immerse yourself in the scientific and social study of brain function, mental processes, language development, family relationships, neurological disorders, and psychopathology.

Our student-centered Psychology degree courses emphasize the critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and communication skills that employers and graduate programs value. Through high-quality experiences inside and outside the classroom, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills for diverse career and graduate school paths.

Moreover, our Psychology program prioritizes practical learning to prepare you for future success. As a Psychology student, you’ll gain valuable real-world experience before graduation with internship and research opportunities, all under the guidance of our dedicated faculty mentors.

Psychology Degree Highlights

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a 120-credit, transfer-friendly program that offers specialized knowledge, research experience, and career preparation. Throughout the Psychology program, you’ll benefit from:

  • Academic excellence: Marymount University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, demonstrating our commitment to rigorous academic standards. Additionally, our Psychology program follows American Psychological Association recommendations to ensure a robust undergraduate curriculum that provides necessary student competencies.
  • Value and affordability: Marymount offers competitive tuition rates and a variety of financial aid and scholarship options to make our Psychology degree as accessible as possible. As a Psychology major, you can also choose from several accelerated graduate degree pathways, saving you time and money as you continue your education.
  • Real-world learning: Marymount’s Discover Research Initiative allows you to develop and present research at conferences and on campus under expert faculty mentorship. You’ll also build sought-after professional experience through internships as you explore the real-world applications of psychology. Some of the many places our Psychology students have interned include:
    • American Red Cross
    • Arlington County Juvenile District Court
    • Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project of D.C.
    • Bishop O’Connell High School – School Counseling
    • C. Public Defender Service – Mental Health Division
    • Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Program
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital – Brain Assessment Research Lab
    • National Alliance for Mental Illness
    • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    • National Institutes of Health
    • Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) of Arlington County
    • Sibley Hospital – Alzheimer’s Unit
    • Smithsonian National Zoo

A thriving location: Marymount’s close proximity to Washington, D.C., offers a wealth of opportunities for Psychology majors. In addition to world-class arts, culture, and entertainment, the region boasts several nonprofit organizations, research institutes, and professional societies focused on mental health, education, and forensic psychology. This means more opportunities to grow your network, connect with employers, and explore career paths while earning your Psychology degree.

What Can You Do With a Degree in Psychology?

Marymount’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a versatile degree that equips graduates for immediate success. In fact, more than 90% of our Psychology students are employed in the field or pursuing further education within six months after graduation.

Our bachelor’s degree in Psychology gives you the understanding and confidence to pursue a wide range of opportunities focused on human interactions, behavior, motivation, and mental health.

Popular careers for our Psychology majors include:

  • Advertising or media relations professional
  • Athletic coach or trainer
  • Behavior analyst
  • Career counselor or college student service provider
  • Case manager in a social service setting
  • Data analyst
  • Marketing researcher
  • Parole or probation officer
  • Police officer
  • Private school teacher
  • Program coordinator
  • Public health educator
  • Research assistant
  • Youth development professional

Marymount also offers several accelerated pathways to graduate study for Psychology students looking to continue their education. These programs, which allow you to save time and money while expanding your expertise and career potential, include:

What You Will Study in Our Psychology Degree Program

Our bachelor’s degree in Psychology offers a thoughtfully crafted curriculum that blends comprehensive academics with practical learning opportunities. As a Psychology major, you’ll explore essential topics such as human growth and development, social influences, and abnormal psychology, and gain valuable hands-on experience through internships and collaborative research.

Psychology degree course highlights include:

  • General Psychology Laboratory: Explore various research methodologies in psychology through pre-planned laboratory studies.
  • Social Psychology: Understand how individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by others.
  • Internship: Participate in a supervised field experience with cooperating public and private agencies in the Washington, D.C., area.
  • Project: Research an area of interest, develop solutions, or create demonstrative pieces that expand beyond the curriculum’s scope.

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What Psychology Degree Graduates Are Saying

“Being part of the Psychology program at Marymount is an experience like no other. You are surrounded by caring and knowledgeable faculty, an abundance of opportunity, and an environment that is characterized by personable and intentional interactions. The faculty are genuinely interested in your learning experience. They make a concerted effort to help you succeed at every point of your undergraduate studies.”

— Brandon Villatoro-Sorto, Class of 2022, AmeriCorps Achievement Fellow


Psychology Faculty

Our Psychology faculty members bring diverse expertise to the classroom, providing invaluable insights, mentorship, and guidance to foster your personal and professional success.

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