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Psychology

Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

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Welcome to Undergraduate Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes and is one of the most popular majors at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

With small class sizes and a curriculum informed by the American Psychological Association’s standards, your Mount degree in Psychology will help you learn to think critically, communicate well and solve problems ethically as future professionals and leaders.

As a Psychology student at MSMU, you’ll discover small classroom environments paired with experienced professors. Each degree candidate gains practical experience in research labs or in community organizations, and the Psychology curriculum is developed to emphasize applications of psychology in both contexts.

The Mount’s Psychology degree program guides students through scientific methods, theoretical approaches and practical applications, all while studying the world of human behavior.

Instruction in Both Basic and Applied Fields of Psychology


Mount Psychology degree program candidates will develop, practice, and/or engage in:

  • Professional communication skills
  • Scientific inquiry and critical thinking
  • Ethically solving complex social problems in a diverse world
  • Career exploration and preparation
  • Leadership development and service in the surrounding communities
 

 

Many alumnae from our program have gone on to attend clinical and research graduate school programs at UCLA, Pepperdine, USC, Claremont Graduate University, and MSMU. Most commonly, these programs focus on either psychology or social work. Some other graduates work in related mental and physical health fields or attend other health-related programs including medical school programs, physician assistant programs, dental programs, nursing programs, and physical, speech, and occupational therapy programs.

The world is open to you as a graduate of the Mount Saint Mary’s University Psychology degree program. Take the first step in your journey by applying today.

Join Us

We welcome your questions and inquiries regarding the study of psychology at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Our Traditional Undergraduate Program Director Michelle Samuel looks forward to assisting you!

Michelle Samuel
TUG Psychology Program Director
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles
msamuel@msmu.edu

Explore Graduate Degree Programs

Looking to earn a graduate psychology degree? View our counseling psychology and clinical psychology programs to learn more about our graduate opportunities.

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Counseling Psychology, M.S.

Earn your Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) Degree in a collaborative and culturally focused program.

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Clinical Psychology, PsyD

Our doctoral program offers a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a multi-cultural environment with a strong social justice focus.