Bachelor of Science in Psychology:

Earn a modern psychology degree in a small-college New England setting

A Bachelor of Science in Psychology offers broad career preparation—especially in a well-rounded psychology program like Mount Ida’s. A private New England college that emphasizes traditional academics, we have built our Psychology program on small classes, hands-on faculty and an applied internship. You will have opportunities for self-expression and self-discovery both inside and outside the classroom, while earning a modern psychology degree that cultivates in-demand job skills such as writing, research, and critical thinking.

And to broaden your experience even more, Psychology students may find a double major or a minor in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice is the right combination.


Our Psychology degree emphasizes practical skills that will help you in the job market and the workplace. You will perform independent research, hone your writing and analytical skills, practice public speaking and complete a senior capstone project.

In addition, the strong psychology foundation you will receive from physiological, cognitive and social to developmental, personality and research and more, will open many applied internship opportunities. Whether you choose your internship to be in a mental hospital, rehab center, or other workplace, you will gain hands-on experience in such areas as:

  • Child psychology and education
  • Criminal behavior
  • Crisis intervention
  • Family counseling
  • Psychological research

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology builds on core psychology courses—an introductory course, and classes in human development, abnormal psychology, research and physiological psychology. Additional psychology course requirements are based on the elective courses you choose. In addition, the curriculum includes coursework in literature, history, science, composition, and other subjects. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology requires 121 to 123 credits, including:

  • 36 credits in core Psychology courses
  • 6 credits in Capstone courses
  • 33-35 credits in humanities and social sciences
  • 45 credits in open electives

Here are just a few of the courses you may be taking:

  • PS 231 – Cognitive Psychology
  • PS 241 – Biological Basis of Behavior
  • PS 315 – Theories of Personality

For complete course listings please refer to our catalog. To learn more about our faculty, please visit the faculty and staff directory.


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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology develops a combination of skills that can provide a foundation for many careers, including the medical field, law, business, government, education, and management. Our Psychology degree also offers outstanding preparation for graduate studies in clinical and counseling services, forensic psychology, education, medical school, law school, and many other disciplines.