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School of Social Sciences & Humanities

Psychology
Bachelor of Science

Earn a Psychology degree that cultivates in-demand job skills such as writing, research, and critical thinking.

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As a Psychology student at Mount Ida, you can customize your focus of study to best suit your aspirations and interests under the direction of individualized attention from our industry-expert faculty. You’ll demonstrate and test your skills through one of our many applied internship opportunities.

Preparation for the real world.

The Psychology program at Mount Ida College allows students the flexibility to sample many sub-disciplines in the field, building a foundation in the physiological, cognitive, social, developmental, personality, abnormal, research, and applied aspects of psychology. The program emphasizes practical skills that will help students in the job market and the workplace. Psychology students perform independent research, hone writing and analytical skills, practice public speaking, and complete a senior capstone project.

And to broaden your experience even more, Psychology students may find a double major in Forensic Science is a good combination. You should also consider a minor in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Education and others.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Psychology degree program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements - 120-122 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 42 credits- Program Requirements Courses
  • 33-35 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 45 credits- Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • PS 225- Social Psychology
  • PS 240- Human Growth and Development
  • PS 241- Biological Basis of Behavior
  • PS 315- Theories of Personality
  • PS 340- Experiential Learning

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Social Sciences faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Michelle Barreto Wilson

Assistant Professor and Department Chair, Social Sciences

Psychology Professor Michelle Barreto Wilson’s innovative research on gerontology has been published in peer-reviewed journals and her prowess as an educator has been recognized with numerous teaching awards. At Mount Ida, Wilson fosters a lively classroom environment that promotes essential skills for success in college and in the workplace. “Mount Ida’s Psychology program offers students a myriad of opportunities, from human resources to marketing to counseling. Students can apply their psychological mindset to a wide variety of applications ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Graduates of the Psychology program find employment in positions in public and private agencies, institutions, and corporations where understanding the human psyche is valued. Furthermore, the program offers outstanding preparation for graduate studies in clinical and counseling services, research, education and many other disciplines.

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Psychology has an imprint on all of us, regardless of our life path, beliefs, goals, etc. Uncovering the vast nuances found within human behavior will help us grow both personally and professionally.
Alex Walsh

Assistant Professor Psychology, Director Honor Scholars Program

Social Sciences in the School of Social Sciences & Humanities