Bachelor of Arts Psychology
Why do people do the things they do? As a psychology major at St. Scholastica, you will gain new insight into human behavior. This knowledge will serve you well whether you pursue healthcare, business, teaching, additional study in psychology or almost any other future career.
The professors were so involved and I feel they genuinely cared about my success.
Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
Psychology majors at St. Scholastica can complete an internship during their junior or senior year to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world. Students completing this internship choose to work in a specific setting that interests them, including residential treatment programs, day treatment centers, the Benedictine Living Center, the county jail, federal prison or elementary schools.
Students also have the option to dive deeper into a specific psychology topic by completing a faculty-mentored research project, which typically culminates in a conference presentation. Gaining this research experience is strongly suggested for students considering graduate or medical school.
Many graduates of the psychology program enter the workplace immediately in a variety of fields. Others pursue graduate studies in counseling or clinical psychology, occupational or physical therapy programs or medicine. Psychology is a fast-growing career field; the projected growth rate for psychologists is 6% between 2022-2032 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Pair with a Language
Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.
On-campus Undergraduate Programs
Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Feb. 1). Both options are completely free and deposits are fully refundable until May 1. We will accept applications for fall semester through the end of August.
Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs
Most of our hybrid and 100% online programs operate on a rolling admission basis – allowing you to apply anytime. Once your application and other necessary documents are received, we will forward them to the appropriate department for review.
- High school diploma or GED
- Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for entrance into the college
Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.
Meet Our Faculty
Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators
Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.