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(Bachelor of Arts Degree)

The field of psychology is exciting and diverse. The psychology department at Midland University approaches psychology as an academic discipline, profession, and science. Psychology at MU focuses on a scientific explanation of the underlying processes involved in human and animal behavior. Our program provides the foundational knowledge applicable to many career paths and the comprehensive background necessary for graduate study in psychology. Through internships, students have opportunities to gain clinical experience and job-relevant skills.

Faculty holds doctoral degrees in specialized areas of psychology and actively pursues professional interests in addition to their course instruction. Our department provides individual attention to students through highly qualified faculty who have extensive academic preparation and professional experience. This is reflected in our graduates’ success in master’s and doctorate graduate programs and their career positions.

A Midland Psychology major:

  1. Describes key concepts, principles, and fundamental applications in the areas of general psychology, human development, social psychology, abnormal psychology, cognition, physiological psychology, personality, counseling, tests and measurement of individual differences, and learning.
  2. Identifies, describes, and applies the APA ethical principles and code of conduct to psychological science and practice.
  3. Applies the scientific method to human behavior: interprets, designs, and conducts basic psychological research.
  4. Demonstrates information literacy using scientific reasoning to interpret and evaluate psychological phenomena.
  5. Demonstrates effective writing, presentation, and communication skills for different purposes.
  6. Is a competent candidate for entry-level work in the field and/or admission to graduate school.

Career Opportunities

Midland University’s Psychology major prepares students with the tools to succeed in a wide range of careers. Some career opportunities include:

  • Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Human Services Professional
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Autism Training Specialist
  • Behavior Technician/Psychology Assistant
  • Case Manager
  • Occupational/Physical Therapist
  • Probation Officer
  • Lawyer


A full list of Midland University courses and credit information can be found in the Academic Catalog.

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