Psychological ScienceBachelor of Arts

Why study Psychological Science at Gustavus?

Psychological Science is foundational to tackling society’s big questions and challenges, from prejudice and bias to multi-sensory perception and memory. As a Psychological Science major, you will be immersed in experiential learning courses that put science and research into practice. You will learn to test and interrogate psychological research questions, lead experiments, collect and analyze data, and present their findings.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Psychological Science will be on your class schedule.

  • PSY-256Positive Psychology
  • PSY-232Social Psychology
  • PSY-238Brain and Behavior
  • PSY-234Child Development
Alexis Lin ’24, Psychological Science Major

I feel as though the psychology department has given me a strong foundation in the psychological sciences and has prepared me well to take on the next chapters of my life.

Alexis Lin ’24, Psychological Science Major

What can I do with a degree in Psychological Science?

The Psychological Science major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Mental Health Services
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Advocacy
  • Social Research
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Development
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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