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Psychology Undergraduate Degrees

Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at OHIO

Why people do what they do: Study the mechanisms of human behavior — in health psychology, social judgment, and behavioral decision-making — and prepare for a variety of careers that rely on understanding why people do what they do and how people change.

An undergraduate degree in psychology from OHIO prepares you to choose from a diverse array of careers paths, including:

  • Careers in human services, such as counseling, crisis work, and performance enhancement
  • Careers in research, from social and market research to experimental psychology
  • Careers in business, sales, public relations, and customer service
  • Graduate programs in psychology, counseling and more

At OHIO, you’ll study with some of the nation’s experts on topics like ADHD, stress and eating disorders. And don’t just take classes with them — work in their labs and get involved in their research, too.

Choose Where You Want to Learn

  • Athens, OH Residential Campus

    Immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful campus towns for a residential living and learning experience that extends beyond the classroom.

    Psychology B.S.

    Pre-Physical Therapy B.S.

  • OHIO Online

    Maximize your work-life balance by taking fully online courses taught by OHIO’s top faculty accompanied by the support you need to earn your degree online.

    Online Psychology B.S.

  • Regional Campuses

    Take classes near where you work and live in a hybrid format that fits your schedule, with some courses on your regional campus and some online for the Psychology B.S. program.






Take Fascinating Courses toward a Compelling Career

Take courses in the major areas of psychology — psychopathology, biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology. Then our advisors will help you zero in on the area of psychology that most interests you and match that with electives, internships and minors to help launch you toward one of the many rewarding career pathways available to psychology majors. You’ll also build a strong foundation in research and data skills.

Imagine the Impact You Can Make

Imagine researching autism and ADHD with nationally recognized professors. Or doing a summer internship at Camp Cheerful or the Cleveland Clinic. Imagine conducting an independent research project in the Clinical Neuropsychology Research Lab. Or working on an international project on how fear of needles affects blood donations.

Which Psychology Pathway Fits Your Career Plans?

We’ve laid out 18 career pathways that our advisors can guide you toward, but there’s more, much more that you can do with a psychology degree. Here’s some pathways to start your imagination:

  • Child development
  • Clinical and counseling psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Health psychology
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial-organizational psychology
  • Integrated social studies and psychology double major
  • Marriage and family psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Sales
  • School psychology
  • Social services
  • Sports psychology

Experience OHIO: Live What You’re Learning

Take advantage of opportunities to conduct research with faculty, do off-campus fieldwork and summer internships, and become a leader in student organizations. These are experiences that will enhance your resume and memories that will last a lifetime.

Be a Change Maker... with a Psychology Degree

At OHIO's College of Arts & Sciences, we're not just equipping professionals for a career: We're building versatile agents of change.


Sarah Tobin ’03, uses her Ohio University psychology degree to pursue her interest in problem solving and peaceful resolutions, and she uses those skills to shape her legal practice. Athens was the place that fostered her curiosity of law, psychology, and business, even before she knew the exact path she would take. Read Sarah’s story.


See more alumni Thinkers. Leaders. And Change Makers.

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