General Education Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Gen eds are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
Psychology majors will take courses covering topics such as:
- Human development
- History and systems of psychology
- Abnormal psychology
- Statistical techniques for research and data analysis
- Demonstrate understanding of APA-informed ethical principles
- Apply psychological scientific knowledge and reasoning to real world examples across a variety of settings
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize and interpret various statistical procedures and tests
- Show understanding of historical background in psychology
- Demonstrate ability to work effectively with others in a team
- Exhibit the ability to effectively write using APA style
The purpose of the Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is to enhance students’ lives through the pursuit of psychological knowledge and understanding by focusing on the cognitive and social aspects of human beings and the numerous variables, which influence their actions. Students are encouraged to explore and learn more about the various fields in psychology and apply that knowledge through field experiences, internships, and research that enhances the student’s understanding and critical analysis of key psychological concepts.
The Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program adheres to the American Psychology Association’s guidelines.
Many of the Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program graduates have gone on to graduate or professional school to enhance their learning and pursue an advanced degree, including programs at Cardinal Stritch University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Edgewood College, Medical College of Wisconsin, Mount Mary University, Roosevelt University, University of Iowa College of Law, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The goal of the Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is to prepare students for an in depth understanding of psychology from both a theoretical and applied perspective. Our students understand the importance and substance of research, while gaining an applied knowledge of the field.
96% of our students demonstrated competency in working on team projects, which is a key to success within the work environment. The majority of our psychology majors choose to take field experience and are placed in a variety of psychology-related agencies working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, the mentally ill, homeless, and those with emotional or behavioral issues.
Over 85% of Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program graduates are employed in the field of psychology. Recent graduates are employed as autism line therapists, children’s behavioral specialists, human resources specialists, patient advocates, child welfare specialists, and much more.
Over 25% of Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program alumni complete a master’s degree program within three years. The following graduate schools have accepted Marian graduates Chicago School of Professional Psychology, the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Florida State University, the University of Massachusetts- Lowell, the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Concordia University, Lakeland University, and more.
Employment: 93% of Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program graduates are employed within six months of graduation.
The Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is recognized for its quality, offering a depth and breadth of understanding to students. Graduates of the Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program are prepared for a career in human services or in the nonprofit sector, as well as for graduate school where they can pursue a career in psychology, counseling, law or medicine.