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Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Program Overview


The psychology program at the University of Providence prepares students for life-long learning and advanced study in psychology by following the American Psychological Association Guidelines for Undergraduate Psychology Major programs.

The core psychology classes in the major introduce the wide variety of topics in the field. Concentrations within the major allow students to focus their study in a particular area of interest: helping skills, social services, forensic psychology, sports psychology, or physiological psychology.

This program is also delivered online and can be completed in four years, with no necessary travel.

This program is delivered both online and on campus delivering students greater flexibility in fulfilling their educational needs. The degree can be completed in four years, with no necessary travel. You’ll find that even in an online environment, professors at UP are dedicated to getting to know you and supporting your success. Writing skills and technical tools are integrated throughout the program, allowing each student to reach their full potential for a successful career path.

Program Curriculum


Psychology Degree


Skills You’ll Learn

Students who earn a Bachelor’s of degree in Psychology from the University of Providence will learn these skills and more:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Self-awareness and self-management skills
  • Interpersonal relationship tools
  • Research tools
  • Understanding human behavior


Career Outcomes

The University of Providence’s Psychology program provides students with the opportunity to obtain a liberal education for living and making a living with the perspective, tools, and skills from the field of psychology. By completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Providence students are prepared for positions in the mental health, welfare, legal, and corrections fields, and for entrance into graduate programs in psychology, counseling, law, business administration, and the healthcare fields.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are available, and you will receive school credit for your completed hours. In the past, psychology students have interned at:

  • A.W.A.R.E. Inc.
  • Alliance for Youth
  • Y.W.C.A. Mercy Home
  • Out of state opportunities can be approved through the organization and your advisor.


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Program Faculty

Ross DeForrest, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Michelle Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Robert Packer, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Heidi Peterson, M.S

Instructor of Psychology

Contact Information


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long will it take to complete a Psychology degree?

Our Psychology program can be completed in four years.

How much will I make with a degree in Psychology?

Expect to make $37,500 – $60,000 with a bachelor’s in Psychology.

What kind of jobs can I get with a Psychology degree?
  • Mental health
  • Welfare
  • Legal, and corrections fields
  • Entrance into graduate programs:
    • Psychology
    • Counseling
    • Law
    • Business administration
    • Healthcare fields