Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

Students in Southeastern's Psychology program gain understanding of human behavior and have opportunities to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty member. The curriculum allows students to tailor their coursework to suit their particular goals and interests while preparing them for graduate study and a variety of careers.

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Career Information
Types of Jobs*
  • Behavior analyst
  • Child protection worker
  • Drug/substance abuse counselor
  • Employment counselor
  • Human resource specialist
  • Academic scholar / researcher
  • Psychologist (clinical, applied)
  • Psychiatrist
  • Residential youth counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Occupational therapist
  • Licensed mental health counselor
  • Statistical assistant
  • Mental health technician
  • Training and development specialist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Congressional aid
Types of Employers
  • Businesses and Industries
  • Government Agencies
  • Behavioral Health Facilities
  • Research Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Schools

*Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • A Psychology degree is evidence of the "people skills" employers regularly rate as very important in almost all occupations

  • Program fosters critical thinking and the development of research, writing, and data analytic skills that are essential to a wide variety of fields

  • Faculty areas of expertise represent major specialty areas of psychology, including clinical, social, developmental, learning, cognition, biopsychology, and applied psychology.

  • Opportunities to engage in hands-on research

  • Honors curriculum available

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 120

CONCENTRATIONS
  • Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Industrial / Organizational Psychology

RELATED DEGREES
  • Master of Arts in Psychology

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology

  • RIPS - Research Incubator for Psychology Students

 

Contact Information

scoats@southeastern.edu

985-549-2154

Mailing address: SLU Box 10831, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Southeastern Hall, Room 237

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