At PhilaU, students in the B.S. in Psychology program are powered to tailor their curriculum to their career ambitions. Of the 16 required psychology courses, our students select eight themselves. Our program gives students a wide breadth of knowledge of the major areas of psychology, while requiring them to minor in a specific area of interest. Students also take a three-semester sequence in research, starting with statistics junior year, followed by research methods and advanced research in psychology, in which they complete an independent senior research project.
Psychology faculty members closely advise students, helping them to identify career goals. Students engage in on-site training through internships with the District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia School District, among other organizations. The psychology program actively encourages students to study abroad, sending them to Italy, Australia, the prestigious Danish Institute in Denmark, and other locations. Thanks to the broad range of psychology courses coupled with research, internship, and study-abroad experiences, PhilaU graduates report feeling more advanced than their peers in graduate programs.
Philadelphia University also offers two combined degree programs: the B.S. in Psychology/M.S. in Occupational Therapy and the B.S. in Psychology/M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling. Please visit the Combined Degree Programs page for information about these programs.