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Designed as a liberal arts degree, this program functions as a pre-professional degree that prepares students to pursue a graduate education in psychology or related fields. Like any liberal arts degree it is also designed to provide a variety of experiences for a well-rounded education. Graduates receive foundational education in statistical design, experimental psychology, physiology, learning and history.

Degree Sheet

Student Learning Objectives

  • Define and describe current psychological terminology and reference related studies.
  • Identify three or more current jobs of interest in the field of psychology and match to skills, abilities, and interests.
  • Describe the role of the individual in society and the effects of social interactions on individual behavior.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Compute descriptive, inferential, parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques for psychological research.
  • Describe the social, emotional, physical and cognitive aspects of human development throughout the lifespan.
  • Describe how sensation, perception and action influence relationship to the world.
  • Utilize advanced statistical packages for social sciences to analyze experimental effects.
  • Describe the brain-behavior relationship.
  • Describe motivation and emotion processes and their application to daily life and research.
  • Describe modern methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of major neuroses and psychoses.
  • Describe major principles of learning and their applicability to major areas of psychology.
  • Describe the historical framework of systems of psychology by demonstrating effective research and written language skills.


Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Psychology include:

  • Counseling
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations
  • Case management

Student and Professional Organizations

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.

  • Psi Chi – National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Oklahoma Academy of Science
  • Oklahoma Psychological Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Association of Psychological Science
  • American Psychological Association