Psychology Major

You want to help others. You want to understand the way people think, feel and act. And you want to make a career out of it. Consider a major in Psychology at YSU.

What You'll Study

You'll take an in-depth look at a variety of psychology topics and sub-disciplines within the field, like research methods, statistics, and clinical, social and physiological psychology. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be able to to apply different psychological concepts to real-life problems. This preparation will make you a thoughtful, knowledgeable and conscientious professional in your career field.

Graduates holding a bachelor's degree in Psychology are prepared to move on to graduate study in the discipline or in related fields, such as social services and health care, or to become certified high school psychology teachers.

School Psychology EdS available for this major. 


  • Psychology Major

    The required coursework for the BA degree includes topics such as the study of personality, human development, perception and physiological connections.

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  • Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy Track

    For students planning to pursue an advanced Physical Therapy degree, this track emphasizes biology, anatomy, chemistry and physics in addition to the core psychology courses.

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Internships and Jobs


  • Turning Point Counseling Services
  • The Rich Center for Autism
  • Southwoods Counseling LLC
  • Calvert Substance Abuse Services


  • Meridian HealthCare
  • Valley Counseling Services, Inc.
  • Windsor House Inc.
  • Turning Point Counseling Services
  • Valley Counseling Services: A Program of Family & Community Services
  • Youngstown State University