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
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
- Master of Arts in Psychology
- Master of Science in Criminal Justice
- Master of Social Work
- Master of Public Health
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
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.
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.
Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Psychology
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