BS in Psychology


The Bachelor of Science program in Psychology is a multidisciplinary study of the mind, brain and behavior. On the basis of empirical research on both humans and non-human animals, students will explore such topics as how brain function determines behavior, what constitutes normal and abnormal personality, the nature of language and cognitive processing, and how individuals work in groups.

The Department of Psychology offers a curriculum that is flexible, allowing students to individualize their study of psychology in a way that is most consistent with their academic interests. We offer a breadth of courses relevant to various career paths, such as educational, clinical/counseling, legal, and business settings. Throughout the curriculum, students also are exposed to cutting-edge research in our faculty laboratories and small-group seminars, providing opportunities for critical evaluation and in-depth exploration across the diverse topic areas that constitute modern psychology.

John McKenna“The experiences I gained from being a psychology major at Northeastern University helped me to become a strong candidate for doctoral programs in clinical psychology. In addition to receiving multiple offers of admission to PsyD and PhD programs, I was also praised by interviewers for having such diverse co-op experiences. On one occasion an interviewer told me that, although she does not typically review applicants directly from undergrad, she decided to make an exception for me considering my strong background in research and community service. This faculty member offered me admission into the program and to be my advisor and mentor.” – John McKenna

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