Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


McNeese’s undergraduate degree in psychology was recently ranked in SR Education’s list of Best Online Colleges and Most Affordable Online Colleges based on the program’s annual tuition, accreditation and PayScale salary data.

Program Highlights

Why Become a Psychology Major at McNeese?

The psychology bachelor’s degree program at McNeese State University offers flexible options to tailor the undergraduate program to fit your personal and professional goals. Whether you’re taking classes online or on campus, as a psychology major, you’ll study a broad range of course work while developing advanced critical thinking and research skills. Plus, add a minor in a related field such as criminal justice or sociology.

Career outlook with a degree in psychology

Increase your marketability in a variety of fields with an understanding of human behavior and experience in research and data collection in topics such as adolescent and social psychology.

At a Glance

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)

Availability: in person

Psychology is offered 100% Online.
Program overview

Explore More for Psychology Majors

Make McNeese your first choice for a bachelor’s degree in psychology and gain access to a variety of benefits such as these:

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

McNeese has one of the most affordable tuition rates in Louisiana. Plus, the Department of Psychology and Counseling offers ways to help psychology majors pay for college, such as paid work-study in the McNeese Autism Program (MAP). Learn more from the Office of Financial Aid.

Undergraduate Research:

Opportunities to conduct original research with faculty guidance is built into the curriculum. You’ll design your own study where you will gather, analyze and report findings in a senior thesis paper and poster presentation at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Applied Learning:

You may choose to complete an internship with a campus or community organization such as the McNeese Counseling Center or Kay Doré Counseling Clinic. Psychology internships offer real-world opportunities for guidance and observation in the delivery of counseling services.

Expert Faculty:

With a wide variety of expertise in general psychology and specialized fields including counseling, experimental psychology and applied behavior analysis, program faculty actively contribute to research and scholarship through conference presentations, academic publications and textbook authorship. In fact, you may study under several faculty members who have written texts and manuals used in the program curriculum.

Take the Next Step!

Careers and Opportunities

What Can You Do With a Psychology Degree?

With a bachelor’s degree in psychology, you can work in a variety of industries in Louisiana and beyond, including the business, mental health and criminal justice fields. Earn a master’s degree for professional certification or licensure to work in private practice or specialized clinical settings.

Graduate Schools or Programs

Potential Job Titles or Employers

  • Case Worker or Social Service Aide
  • Community Relations Officer
  • Group Home Attendant or Youth Counselor
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Social-Urban Planner
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

Animal Lab

Work as a lab assistant in the Department of Psychology’s operant conditioning lab. Psychology majors have opportunities to conduct research and get hands-on training working directly with living organisms and applying the basic principles of animal behavior while studying a lab rat and writing standard lab reports.

Senior Thesis Symposium

As a senior in the undergraduate psychology degree program at McNeese, you’ll be able to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium and present your research to the campus community.

Student Activities

Get involved with social, professional and special events on the McNeese campus and across the country.

  • Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, offers opportunities to attend regional conferences, participate in community service and network with other students.
  • SAMBA and the McNeese Autism Society are departmental organizations for psychology majors interested in applied behavior analysis.
  • The Southwestern Psychological Association and Association for Behavior Analysis International conferences are regularly attended by McNeese undergraduate and graduate students.
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Program Contact

Dr. Dena Matzenbacher - Department Head