Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Use your knowledge of the human mind.

As one of the most popular majors on campus, the bachelor’s degree program in Psychology at Frostburg State is uniquely suited to bring you an engaging, experiential undergraduate career. Students dig into the fascinating and constantly changing study of how the mind works, from the ways culture influences it to how biochemistry embodies it.

FSU’s psychology program emphasizes active learning and a practical approach, forging interdisciplinary connections to solve problems in fields as varied as medicine and marketing. As a student, you’ll have opportunities to conduct research, attend conferences, work with animals and much more! Whether the mind is your passion or you’re looking to supplement another interest, your studies in psychology will give you a competitive edge and change the way you look at the world.

The psychology major may be completed on the Frostburg campus or at the University System of Maryland - Hagerstown.

What You Will Learn

Like all students at FSU, you'll take a broad foundation of general education coursework.

As a Psychology major, you'll also lay a groundwork of fundamental knowledge and ethics. Then choose from 1 of 3 emphases to best fulfill your personal goals.

  • Leadership in Psychology Emphasis
    • This emphasis program is by invitation-only for our best students. It provides students with real-life opportunities and courses to develop leadership and peer mentorship knowledge and skills. Students are recruited based on GPA and faculty recommendation. Students may inquire about eligibility beginning in second-semester sophomore year.

    View the summary of the requirements for the Leadership in Psychology program option.

 

 


Beyond the Classroom

In addition to coursework, you'll have a variety of ways to build your skill set and resume.

  • Join the Psychology Club or Psi Chi National Honor Society where you can delve deeper into psychology with your friends and peers.
  • Perform research with a faculty mentor or for your own independent studies, and present your work at regional conferences or FSU’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Partner with the FSU Center for Children and Families, a research and service facility that promotes education, research and community service in child and family psychology.
  • Take on an optional internship experience in psychology as your capstone course to test your skills in the field and make yourself stand out as a graduate.


About Our Psychology Faculty

  • Meet professors who are actively involved in their field beyond research, offering public services and hands-on opportunities for psychology students.
  • Learn in small classes with personable teachers who get to know you on an individual basis, helping you to not just excel in your program but also accomplish your own educational dreams.


 

Career Outlook for Psychologists

Psychology graduates are entering a fast-growing profession, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting 32,500 new jobs in the field between 2014 and 2024. While professional psychologists with their own practices need state licensure and typically a doctoral degree, those with a master’s degree can often find work as part of an organization. Bachelor’s degree holders can also commonly find work in sales, business administration or education. For more information, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ page on Psychologists.

 

Contact Admissions

Department of Psychology