Psychology (BA)

About the Psychology Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program at Fisher College provides students with a solid background in the scientific study of human behavior, both individually and within society. The program helps students understand themselves and others, while also helping students acquire a wide range of interpersonal skills, as well as develop their expertise in reading, writing, conducting research, and critical thinking.

Program Requirements

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the development of children, adolescents and adults over the course of a lifespan, including their cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and physical development within a socio-cultural context.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of psychological theory.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of psychological research by having learned how to identify, conduct, and critically evaluate quantitative and qualitative studies used throughout the psychological studies.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with issues of ethical principles in psychology.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of multicultural issues such as race, culture, ethnicity, gender, social economic status, sexual orientation, religion, and spirituality, and its impact on the individual.
  • Discuss the purposes, history, and contributions of psychology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of mental processes, including areas such as perception, imagery, language, problem solving, reasoning and decision-making.
  • Use critical thinking skills professionally in everyday life.
Psychology Career Track

Graduates with a degree in Psychology can obtain jobs in a variety of settings, including child care, social service agencies, drug treatment centers, youth and adult residential care centers, crisis centers, community mental health centers, senior citizen centers, state and local agencies serving families and children, research, or can pursue advanced degrees in Psychology or related fields.

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Program Snapshot

Credits: 120
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*:
20 terms; 3 years, 4 months
Credits: 120
Semester Length: 15-weeks
Typical Time to Completion:
4 years

Degree Pathways

Students who have earned 30+ college credits are encouraged to inquire about the Degree Completion Program (DCP)

*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.