Psychology, B.A.
Adult Professional Studies

At a Glance

  • Program: Bachelor of Science in Business Leadership (degree completion program)
  • Audience: Undergraduate adult learners
  • Format: Face-to-face classes
  • Next Start Date: May 15, 2023
  • Cost: $465 per credit
  • Time to Completion: Approximately two to four years, depending on credits transferred

Understand human minds and behavior to help people.

Study the science behind human behavior, psychological research methods and how psychology translates into real-world settings, from mental health care to business organizations. Explore brain function, personality theories, psychopathology, lifespan development, psychological testing and statistics for the behavioral sciences.

Develop your skills in:

  • Human behavior investigation
  • Psychological counseling theories
  • Research and data analysis/evaluation
  • Self-awareness and showing empathy
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Solving problems

Opportunities and Outcomes

Career Outlook

Job prospects for the field of psychology are projected to grow rapidly. Specifically, positions for mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists and social & human service assistants are all expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, median salaries for careers in psychology include:

For students who go on to pursue master’s and/or doctoral degrees, median salaries can be considerably higher, ranging from $78,200 to $92,880.

Psychology graduates can also look forward to a multitude of career options in other sectors, such as:


  • Marketing and advertising research
  • Public relations
  • Talent development and management training
  • Labor relations


  • Grant and report writing
  • Research analysis
  • Social policy research


  • Admissions counseling
  • Behavior analyst
  • Academic advisor
  • Career counseling
  • Guidance counselor
  • Youth director

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Identify and utilize aspects of psychological theory to explain human behavior scientifically and objectively
  • Identify theory and research central to the major domains of the field
  • Exhibit appreciation for psychological dimensions of human diversity
  • Employ ethical knowledge and skills appropriate to level of experience and education
  • Exhibit quantitative literacy and understand the role of statistics in psychological research
  • Design and conduct a basic study to address a psychological question using appropriate research methods

Program Highlights

  • Maximize your previous coursework by transferring up to 72 credits into the program or earn credit for workplace training through Immaculata’s Credit for Prior Learning program.
  • Complete a capstone project as your culminating educational experience. Develop a hypothesis, design a research study, analyze results and give a professional presentation.
  • Learn from talented faculty with expertise in clinical psychology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology and developmental psychology.
  • Tailor your course of study to meet your career needs and add optional minors in Spanish, business, data analytics and more.
  • Continue your studies at the graduate level with Immaculata’s Master of Science in Strategic Leadership, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Doctor of Clinical Psychology.

Course Overview


MAJOR COURSES – 48 credits

  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Math Requirement
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology or Social Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Psychological Testing
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Theories of Personality
  • Experimental Psychology I
  • Experimental Psychology II
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Learning and Cognition
  • History of Psychology
  • Contemporary Research Issues
  • Psychology Electives – 6 credits

LIBERAL ARTS CORE – 36 credits

  • Composition (Writing) 6 credits
  • Natural & Physical World (Lab Science) 3 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) 3 credits
  • Human Creativity (Art, Literature, Music) 3 credits
  • Social Consciousness (Sociology, Psychology, Economics) 3 credits
  • Historical Consciousness (History) 3 credits
  • Global Society (Foreign Language/Culture) 3 credits
  • Pursuit of Faith (Religion, Theology) 6 credits
  • Pursuit of Wisdom (Philosophy) 6 credits

ELECTIVES – 42 credits

TOTAL – 126 credits 

Admissions Requirements

You can apply to Immaculata’s adult professional programs in four simple steps. If you have questions, please contact us via or by phone at 484-323-3060.

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