Are you a good listener? Empathetic? A problem solver? If the answer is yes, a degree in psychology may be ideal for you. As a psychology student at St. Bonaventure, you can choose to master the art or science of psychology. You will become capable of appreciating and implementing the role and value of a scientific approach to understanding behavior and mental processes.
A degree in psychology in conjunction with appropriate elective courses provides a strong foundation for a broad list of career and graduate school opportunities. You will develop the skills to understand and evaluate human behavior, decision making, personality, group behavior, and mental illness among other topics.
Psychology students are in demand. With a psychology degree from St. Bonaventure, you will be prepared for a range of careers in human services, social services, post graduate studies in psychology, business administration, health care, law school, medicine, veterinary medicine and others. Take a look where recent graduates have gone and see how you can prepare for a career in the following fields:
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Art & Music Therapy
- Social & Market Research
- Data Analysis
- Testing/Test Development
- Experimental Psychology
- Information/Library Science
The Department of Psychology offers a B.A. in psychology, a B.S. in psychology, and a minor in psychology.
Bachelor of Arts in psychology
The bachelor of arts program is most appropriate for the student who seeks primarily a liberal arts education, with a major in psychology and a broad distribution of electives in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. A B.A. in psychology in conjunction with appropriate elective courses is an excellent preparation for careers in human services or social services, or post graduate studies in clinical psychology, counseling, developmental psychology, industrial and organizational behavior, school psychology, social psychology, business administration, or law.
Degree requirements and a four-year plan for the B.A. in psychology
Bachelor of Science in psychology
The bachelor of science program is designed for the student who wishes to combine the psychology major with a strong sub-concentration in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics. Optimal preparation for the B.S. program includes four years of high school mathematics and at least one course in the natural sciences. A bachelor of science in psychology is excellent preparation for careers or graduate studies in animal behavior, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, health psychology, medicine, neuropsychology, perception, psychiatry, or veterinary medicine.
Degree requirements and a four-year plan for the B.S. in psychology
Minor in psychology
For non-majors, the biology minor provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of psychology to aid in the understanding of their major fields.
Requirements for the psychology minor
Interested in behavioral neuroscience?
The Department of Psychology also oversees the Behavioral Neuroscience Program, which lies at the intersection of psychology and biology. To learn more, visit the Behavioral Neuroscience Program.