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Saint Leo University

BA in Psychology - General Psychology

Saint Leo University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a General Psychology specialization is designed to provide students with a foundation in the theories and concepts of psychology. Read on to discover more about this BA in Psychology program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a General Psychology specialization

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

People who are interested in the inner workings of human behavior may find this Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program appealing. Applicants should be interested in pursuing careers and further education in which psychology plays a central role, including human services, mental health, law, human resources, and advertising. All applicants to Saint Leo University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program with a General Psychology specialization at Saint Leo University is designed to provide students with a well-rounded, foundational education in psychology. Students have the chance to delve into the intricacies of human behavior, gain a better understanding of personality, and get a big-picture look at the ways in which humans develop mentally. Coursework is centered on things like physiological, developmental, and abnormal psychology, the program offers flexibility by allowing students to design their educational path to an extent. Research is emphasized and students are asked to complete a capstone seminar to demonstrate their mastery of the material at the end of the program.

Learning Format:

On-campus and online

Program Length:

120 Credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Saint Leo University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - General Psychology Specialziation:

Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a General Psychology specialization program are asked to complete 120 credit hours. These credits include 42 hours of general education, a variety of foundational psychology courses and several more advanced courses in the General Psychology specialization. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

University Exploration General Education Requirements (42 credits)

  • Academic Writing I
  • Academic Writing II
  • College Mathematics
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Students Choose Two of the Following:
    • Economics for Life
    • Immigration: The Changing Face of America
    • Revolution Now! Democracy in Troubled Times
    • Psychological Well Being: How to be Sane in an Insane World
    • The McDonaldization of Society
  • Students Choose One of the Following:
    • Curves Ahead: Women Artists and the Female Form
    • Native American History & Life: More Than Tipis & Tomahawks
    • Once Upon a Time: Readings in Folklore and Culture 3 credit
    • Building a Multiracial Society
    • Feeding the Planet: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century
  • Students Choose Two of the Following:
    • Evaluating the Predictions of Global Warming
    • Is Evolution True? Your Inner Fish
    • Human Ecology
    • Energy and Its Impact on Global Society
    • Science in Science Fiction
  • Students Choose Two of the Following:
    • Living the Theatre: Dramatic Skills for all Disciplines
    • Giants of the Arts
    • Spirituals to Rock and Roll: The Story of How American Popular Music Conquered the World
    • Love and Desire in Literature
    • Monsters and the Monstrous in Literature
    • On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative
    • Writing Wild: Exploring the Four Genres
    • Making Sense of the Sound: The Art of Listening Well to Great Music
  • Students Choose One of the Following:
    • Encountering the Real: Faith and Philosophical Enquiry
    • Thinking and Doing Ethics
  • Students Choose Two of the Following:
    • The Emergence of Christianity: Examination of Foundational Christian Texts
    • Christian Spiritual Vision
    • Many are Called, but Who is Chosen? Christian Understandings of Salvation
    • World Religions: East and West

Psychology Core Curriculum (15 credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods I
  • Foundations of Psychology Seminar
  • Research Methods II
  • Senior Seminar: Current Issues in Psychology

General Psychology Specialization Curriculum (24 credits)

  • Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Select one of the following:
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Psychology of Learning
  • 9 credits of additional 300/400 level psychology courses

General Elective Curriculum (Up to 39 credits)

  • Students make up the rest of the 120 hours with general elective credits

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - General Psychology program at Saint Leo University could decide to take the next step in their education and continue on in a graduate program. A related master's degree could help them prepare for additional career options as well as for leadership positions. Some of the degrees that students could consider include:

  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Career Paths:

While psychologists need a doctoral degree to practice, there are a variety of career options that graduates of this Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree could be able to pursue. This general psychology program is designed to teach students the counseling and research skills necessary to start a career in a variety of fields, including business law, human resources management, or sales. Some of the careers they could consider include:

  • Mental health counselor
  • Social worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • Child welfare worker
  • Crisis intervention counselor