College of Professional Advancement
Human Services and Psychology
Expand your options with studies in psychology
Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology prepares students to think critically about the science of psychology and its practice as they develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains. Students learn to interpret, conduct, and design basic psychological research. An individualized capstone research project integrates and demonstrates research skills acquired. The B.S. in Psychology qualifies students to pursue graduate studies in areas such as psychology, business, human resources, law, and medicine. Mercer’s psychology major further prepares students to:
- Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving
- Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry
- Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice
Designed for busy and working adults
Mercer understands the many demands on your time, so we design classes to accommodate your busy schedule. The B.S. in Psychology admits students five times per year in January, March, May, August, and October. Students can complete the degree fully online, at Mercer’s Atlanta campus, or in a blended combination of in-person and online classes.
There are two eight-week terms during the fall and spring semesters, and one eight-week and one four-week term during the summer semester. On-campus classes meet one night per week, and students can comfortably take two classes per week while maintaining a work-life balance.
Find your ideal career with a degree in psychology
Psychology majors take courses that enable them to understand people from a wide variety of perspectives. Psychology careers span many fields, and students who graduate with this degree can pursue graduate school or immediately enter the job market. Graduate school prepares students to enter careers such as researchers, counselors, psychologists, professors, or consultants. Students who successfully complete Mercer’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology can work in roles such as:
- Behavioral Support Technician
- Career/Employment Counselor
- Case Manager
- Child Development Specialist
- Health Technician
- Occupational Analyst
- Probation/Parole Officer
- Psychiatric Technician
- Psychological Stress Evaluator
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (PSR)
- Sales Representative
- Social Service Specialist
Learn more about our Psychology major
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