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Psychology (BA, BS)

Psychology (BA, BS)


Students who study psychology at Ohio State take courses in the brain and behavior, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology and social psychology.

Psychology students have access to faculty who are prominent researchers and have opportunities to work alongside them in research labs, studying topics such as emotion regulation, childhood mood disorders, stress and health in pregnancy, language perception, psychopharmacology, attitude formation, neurobiology of learning and memory, stress and cognition, brain plasticity after trauma, animal models of psychiatric disorders (Alzheimer's, depression, schizophrenia), and the biology of human social interactions.

Why choose psychology?

  • Promotes workforce skill development
  • Intellectually challenging
  • Enhances individual and societal quality of life
  • Gain a better understanding of yourself, others, and the world around you
  • Predict and understand the behavior of individuals and groups
  • Study a hub science (psychology is one of the seven disciplines in which scientific research is most often cited by other fields)
  • STEM major with a liberal arts perspective
  • Strong preparation for those seeking graduate or professional school

What can you do with this degree?

A strong liberal arts education with a major in psychology will prepare students for entry into many career fields and graduate/professional programs. The following are some of the fields that graduates with bachelor’s degrees in psychology have entered: administration and management, business and industry, casework, child care, employment interviewing, gerontology, health services, marketing and public relations, personnel, probation and parole, psychiatric assistant, research or laboratory assistant, sales, teaching and technical writing.