As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSPsy) program, you will acquire fundamental knowledge of psychology as a social and natural science through an engaging and integrated combination of theory, experimental application and practice. At the same time, you will develop research skills, critical thinking and communication skills that are part of the portfolio of qualifications of today’s well-rounded, versatile psychology professional.
Strengths of the BSPsy Program
Our program in Psychology is revised to keep current with emerging developments in the field. Students have the opportunity to work closely with psychology faculty members on field placements and research projects. Program strengths include the following:
- Extensive integration of psychological theory and research methods.
- Wide spectrum of electives, including Clinical Psychology, Principles of Psychotherapy, Child Psychopathology, Neuropsychology, Interviewing and Counseling, Psychology of Addictions, Music Therapy, and seminars in the area of social and multi-cultural psychology.
- Cognitive behavioral program orientation, with the exploration of other approaches to psychotherapy and counseling.
- Opportunity for hands-on practical experience at various community internship sites, under close supervision.
- Outreach community programs and events with the participation of mental health organizations and our College Counseling Center.
- Designing, conducting, analyzing and writing an original research project.
- Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.
- Career counseling and opportunities for networking through our Career Development Office during and after your studies.
BSPsy Career Paths
The program provides a well-rounded education in which you not only acquire professional skills, but also develop character, self-awareness, intellectual breadth, and social skills. You’ll acquire the credentials needed to be prepared to continue your studies at the graduate level, and the skills and competencies needed for entry level positions in the human services and mental health fields.
More about the BSPsy program
You will need to complete a total of 120 credits to earn the Bachelor of Science in Psychology: 40 credit hours (13 courses) in general education, 18 credit hours (6 courses) in free electives (or a minor) and 62 credit hours (20 courses) in psychology, together and the Capstone Project. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 4 to 5 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. Consult the Hellenic American University website for a detailed list and description of courses in the degree program.
On completing your studies for the Psychology degree, you will:
- Have built a solid, broad-based theoretical foundation in each of the main areas of Psychology.
- An understanding of behavior and mental processes.
- The ability to interact effectively and sensitively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.
- Exposure to the applications of psychology through the faculty-supervised internship practicum.
- Strong critical and quantitative reasoning skills.
- Developed excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
- Have the knowledge and skills to continue for graduate studies in the field.
BSPsy Research & Hands-On Learning
The BSPsy program offers you opportunities to participate in ongoing faculty-student research projects in the form of experiments or survey research studies in various fields of interest such as mental health, social conformity, volunteerism, smoking cessation.