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Get Your Psychology Degree at Chillicothe

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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

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.

At OHIO, you can learn from the nation's experts on topics like ADHD, stress, and eating disorders.

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    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.


    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.

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. Some pathways to start your imagination include child development, clinical and counseling psychology, forensic psychology, gerontology, school psychology and many more.

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More about OHIO’s Psychology Degrees

Ohio University offers two bachelor's degrees in psychology. The B.S. in Psychology is offered on the regional campuses, online and at the Athens campus. The. B.S. in Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy is offered on the Athens Campus.

Psychology B.S.

Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy B.S.

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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Our Success Advisors will help you plan your own educational journey, so that you can graduate on time and on plan.