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Overview

In this innovative undergraduate program, you will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key areas in psychology, including social and abnormal psychology, sensory function, learning, memory, human development, emotion, and motivation.  Through electives, students will also have the opportunity to develop their counseling skills and pursue other areas of specialized interest.  Graduates will be prepared to enter careers in industry and human services, as well as to pursue graduate work in psychology or social work.

Curriculum

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Psychology General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

49 semester hours required

English
ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
ENG 1107 - College Writing 2 
3.00 
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107 
1.00 
ENG 3107 - Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences 
3.00 
ENG 3108 - Lab for ENG 3107 
1.00 
 

Mathematics

MTH 1100 - College Algebra 
3.00 
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 
3.00 
Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
PSY 1050 - Introduction to Behavioral Health Science Professions 
3.00 
PSY 1100 - Foundations of Psychology 
3.00 
PHL 2130 - Ethical Issues in Healthcare 
3.00 
PSY 2110 - Principles of Human Learning 
3.00 
PSY 2230 - Stress and Its Management 
3.00 
PSY 3220 - Cognition and Language 
3.00 
 

Social Sciences

CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication 
3.00 
SOC 1100 - Introduction to Sociology 
3.00 
 

Biology 

BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1 
3.00 
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100 
1.00 
 

Information Technology

ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools 
3.00 

Major Required Courses

27 semester hours required 

Human Behavior
HSV 2240 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment 
3.00 
PSY 3200 - Social Psychology 
3.00 
PSY 3210 - Abnormal Psychology 
3.00 
PSY 4230 - Physiological Psychology 
3.00 

Choose one of the following two courses:

HSV 2200 - Introduction to Clinical Practice 
3.00 
PSY 2500 - Applied Behavioral Analysis 1 
3.00 
Cognition and Development 

PSY 3220 - Cognition and Language 
3.00 
 

Research

PSY 3450 - Research in Psychology 
3.00 
 

Practicum

PSY 4600 - Advanced Practicum 1 
3.00 
PSY 4700 - Advanced Practicum 2 
3.00 
 

Professional Tracks

Choose one from the following:

Applied Behavioral Analysis Track

15 semester hours required.

PSY 2500 - Applied Behavioral Analysis 1 
3.00 
PSY 3330 - Autism Spectrum Disorders 
3.00 
PSY 3500 - Applied Behavioral Analysis 2 
3.00 
PSY 4400 - Behavior Assessment and Evaluation 
3.00 
PSY 3700 - Behavior Measurement 
3.00 
Clinical Track

15 semester hours required.

HSV 2200 - Introduction to Clinical Practice 
3.00 
HSV 3200 - Techniques in Individual and Group Counseling 
3.00 
PSY 3150 - The Opioid Crisis 
3.00 
PSY 4320 - Motivation 
3.00 
PSY 4310 - Personality 
3.00 
MAT (Education) Track

15 semester hours required.

EDU 6104 - Child and Adolescent Development, Learning, and Teaching 
4.00 
EDU 6107 - Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity 
4.00 
EDU 6051 - Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence 
4.00 
EDU 6101 - Critical Issues in Education: Past and Present 
2.00 
EDU 6102 - Reflection, Community Engagement, and Agency in Education 
2.00 
EDU 6086 - Foundations of Literacy Development and Instruction 
4.00 

Open Electives

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 29 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

 

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Career Outcomes

Given its broad applicability, an undergraduate degree in psychology offers you a great many career options. An understanding of human psychology coupled with critical thinking skills make you a strong candidate for any position in which you interact with, analyze, or manage people — whether in sales, teaching, research, marketing/advertising, public relations, management, or administration.

What can you do with your degree?

This bachelor’s degree program is appropriate for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in related fields or work in a profession for which psychological training is encouraged.

While the MA and PhD remain the only degrees with which one can enter professional positions labeled "psychologist," undergraduate degree holders are employed in a wide variety of occupations. 

Fields to consider include:

  • Marketing or scientific research
  • Counseling
  • Management
  • Social work
  • Advertising
  • Labor relations

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid