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After completing a psychology major at St. Ambrose University, a student will be able to:
  • describe, compare, and contrast major theoretical perspectives in psychology;
  • distinguish observations from conclusions, and distinguish theories and findings based on evidence from those without such support;
  • give an oral presentation in front of a class or conference audience;
  • write a paper using the format of the American Psychological Association;
  • explain how research helps to develop the knowledge base of psychology;
  • examine major ethical issues and standards for psychological research and practice, and determine the circumstances in which specific behaviors would or would not be ethical;
  • (for BS students only) apply scientific research methodologies and statistical analyses to answer psychological questions.

Students should contact their advisors for information on career-oriented support courses. Supervised field experiences are provided in a variety of non-classroom sites for upper division students, and opportunities for student originated research are available continuously. Degree programs are offered to evening students.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are available. Additionally, students who wish to teach psychology must complete requirements for a Teaching Major in Psychology. Visit Degree Requirements

A Minor in Psychology and a Teaching Minor in Psychology are other options.

For Master of Occupational Therapy students who want their undergraduate degree in psychology, all requirements must be met for a Bachelor of Arts degree (recommended) or Bachelor of Science degree. Some of the course work required for the MOT degree may also meet some of the requirements for the undergraduate degree in Psychology. Students should contact their Psychology faculty advisor for current information.