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Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

UConn’s undergraduate program in Psychology is designed to prepare students for advanced work and professions in psychology and related areas. The Psychology Department’s curriculum reflects the nature of the field as both a social and a natural science.  Psychology majors may choose to complete their entire degree locally at UConn Waterbury or may transition to the main campus in Storrs upon completion of 54 credits (2 years of full time study).

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • CAN I FINISH MY 4-YEAR DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY AT UCONN WATERBURY

Yes, you can! The entire bachelor of arts degree in Psychology can be completed at UConn Waterbury. Some students also travel to the nearby UConn campuses in Torrington and West Hartford to accommodate their busy schedules.

  • CAN I OBTAIN INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE WHILE COMPLETING MY DEGREE?

Yes, you can! The undergraduate degree in psychology has been designed to take advantage of UConn Waterbury’s urban location. Students will be encouraged to take PSYC 3880 (Field Experience) in their chosen areas of interest. These experiences should enable students to build their resumes and career opportunities while completing their degree.

  • WHAT TYPES OF CAREERS ARE AVAILABLE TO ME WITH A DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY?

There are numerous career opportunities for those with a degree in psychology.  Psychology graduates have career opportunities in such fields as sales, human relations, management training, public relations, research, technical writing, advertising, computer programming, psychological services, child care management, and teaching. Many law, medical, and education students have undergraduate degrees in psychology.  With a graduate degree in psychology numerous career options in the public and private sectors are available.  A few examples are Clinical, Geriatric, Health, Industrial, Forensic, School, and Sports Psychology.Other career opportunities include Human Factor’s Engineering, Community Psychology,Counseling Psychology as well as in academia.

 


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