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Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

You have the gift of understanding those around you – hone it with a degree in psychology. Use it to help heal, mediate, and provide guidance for those in need.

A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Psychology will help you prepare for entry-level positions in a variety of human-service fields as well as for graduate school. It can position you for graduate study in psychology, nursing, counseling, social work, business, law, education, medicine, and many other areas. If you aspire for a career in church ministry, the psychology courses at University of the Cumberlands can give you an understanding of the intricacies of working with others, and the counseling skills you will acquire will be invaluable to your work.

What is a BA or BS in Psychology?

Our bachelor's in psychology faculty members share an interest in psychology and a dedication to teaching, but their backgrounds and their professional specializations differ greatly. When you major in psychology, you have the opportunity to learn from and interact with a dynamic group of people who not only bring fresh ideas but also real-world understanding to their teaching.

Bachelor's in Psychology: Jobs & Outlook

With the solid foundation your Bachelor of Science in Psychology provides in critical thinking and people skills, you’ll be well prepared to pursue a variety of careers from marketing to management.  There are many career options for those wanting to start work after completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. For example, graduates could pursue careers in:

  • Case Management
  • Childcare Worker
  • Probation/ Parole Officer
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Sales
  • Administration and Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare

What kind of salary and career prospects can you expect to earn with some of these options? It entirely depends on career path you follow and whether you choose to pursue further education, like a graduate or doctorate degree. Psychiatrist positions pay very well but require more than a bachelor’s degree. One of the highest paying career options for someone with a bachelor’s in psychology is marketing. Marketing managers can earn an average of over $140,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree also prepares you to pursue graduate study.  Our graduates may pursue advanced degrees in areas like Clinical Psychology, Counseling, School Psychology, Social Work, Neuropsychology, Social Psychology, Sport Psychology, Education, Occupational Therapy, or Speech/Language Therapy. Some of our psychology graduates have also gone on to Medical or Law School.

Nursing School with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Another potentially well-paying option for those who get an undergraduate degree in psychology is to go to nursing school. Nurses spend a lot of time with their patients, providing them comfort and care. Having a background in psychology can help you better serve your patients, both those with and without mental illness. Nurses can specialize in a variety of areas, including family medicine. Those who earn a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner can further their knowledge and expertise of the field, increasing their earning potential. According to the BLS, demand for nurses is up, and they can expect an average salary of $115,000.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


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Interested in pursuing a career in the psychology field, perhaps as a mental health counselor, psychiatric technician, or clinical psychologist? Want to learn more about how to earn a bachelor’s in psychology? Want to learn more about our test-optional college admissions process? We’re here to help. Wherever God guides you, make sure you have the tools to help His people with a Degree in Psychology from University of the Cumberlands!

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.