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Psychology, B.A., B.S.

Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. This basic and applied science includes the study of thought, action, and emotion. Psychologists study how people influence and interact with one another, how they develop, and the role that biological mechanisms play in psychological processes.

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Available as a minor.
Teaching minor offered.

Program Overview

The Department of Psychology offers a psychology major and minor.

Why Study Psychology at Grand Valley?

  • Faculty members have diverse interests and training that cover the field of psychology with both breadth and depth, so there are a wide range of courses available in the curriculum.
  • Offering a high quality, student-oriented education is the focus in psychology.
  • Students are immersed in an atmosphere of inquiry, integrity, engagement, community, curiosity, and creativity among peers, staff, and faculty.
  • There are opportunities for advanced undergraduate psychology students to work closely with a faculty member on research. There are also internship opportunities to work with organizations outside the university.
  • Students have many study abroad opportunities to choose from.

Career Insights

This tool shows an overview of potential career opportunities for this major. Actual salaries, employment opportunities, and job titles may change over time.

Location & Format

Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.

Format:
  • Face To Face

Coursework

The major permits students to select courses from across the range of topics in psychology, including:

  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Cognition and perception
  • Development
  • Psychology and culture
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods
  • Social psychology

Combined Degree Programs

This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.

You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Hands-on learning and other fieldwork not only deepen your mastery of your discipline but also give you the edge employers seek. Visit our experience matters page to see the work GVSU students are doing in their co-ops and internships.

Admission Requirements

Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.

For More Information

Department of Psychology

gvsu.edu/psychology
2224 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-2195

Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/admissions

 

“The faculty at Grand Valley are very helpful. Take advantage of that very early on, as it will help while you are in college and contribute to your success after college.”

XANDRA XU, PH.D.
PROFESSOR, PSYCHOLOGY