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Psi symbolThe Department of Psychology offers an online major in Psychology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. These courses are offered in the adult learning field in in a program that is offered completely online and is offered in an accelerated format to allow flexibility to non-traditional students who have may job and family commitments. Therefore, these students may have difficulty attending the regular psychology classrooms sessions that are offered to students throughout the regular workday. Students majoring in psychology may also take an online minor in the College of Liberal Arts in criminal justice, sociology or family and child studies as well. In taking the courses in this fashion allows the student to take courses that are offered in 7-week sessions, as well as six-week sessions within the summer. This allows the student to only earn credits each session during the semester while only having to concentrate on one or two classes at the same time. The online courses allow the student to access class information and assignments when and where you choose. In selecting electives, a student must take into consideration the degree requirements which state that at least 40 semester hours must be earned in courses numbered above 300, and at least 12 must be in the major subject.

Pursue the psychology degree that you have always intended to complete and that you are able to complete from virtually any location.

Recent surveys of employers and psychology graduates indicate that the jobs obtained by psychology majors with a bachelors degree are most often in social service and business settings, such as:

  • Business: personnel administrator, loan officer, retail sales management, occupational analyst, industrial relations specialist, claims specialist, and marketing representative
  • Social Services: group home attendant, case worker, probation officer, admissions counselor, occupational therapist, substance abuse counselor, youth counselor, employment counselor, social service aide, public health administrator, parole officer, social-urban planner, community relations officer, affirmative action officer, vocational rehabilitation, and day care center supervisor

Contact information:

Telephone: 337-562-4220;
FAX to 337-562-4223;
Regular mailing address
BOX 90135, MSU,
Lake Charles, LA 70609

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