B.S. in Psychology

At Tarleton, our well-rounded psychology program combines a small-school feel with the resources of a state-supported university for exceptional value in a bachelor’s degree. Working closely with faculty from your freshman year onward, you’ll have research, scholarship and service opportunities that are oftentimes only available in graduate school or at larger institutions.

With three concentrations to choose from General Psychology, Pre-Clinical Psychology or Educational Psychology, you can take classes face-to-face, online or a combination of the two.

Earn a psychology bachelor’s degree while learning new skills in a fast-paced and changing world to prepare for job opportunities in a variety of career pathways.

What is Psychology?

Psychology is a broad subject that focuses on the study and observation of how biological and environmental factors interact and influence human behavior. Psychology studies encompass sub-disciplines in developmental and cognitive psychology, social psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, human factor engineering, evolutionary psychology, forensic psychology and health, educational psychology, industrial and organizational psychology and quantitative psychology.

Our psychology program faculty offer a diverse set of courses, shared knowledge about the field, research experiences and service options that will help guide you towards a career or graduate program options.

What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?

With basic skills in empirical and critical analysis using research and statistical tools, you will be prepared for graduate school or a wide variety of careers in fields such as case management, clinical research, counseling, educational psychology, health, sports, nonprofit and government.

A graduate degree or professional license opens up opportunities for additional career paths. Many of our students have been accepted into psychology-related graduate school programs, including our own MS in Applied Psychology, MSW in Social Work or MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as occupational and physical therapy and law.

How Much Do Psychology Graduates Make?

The median annual wage for PhD/PsyD-level psychologists was $79,010 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Estimated Completion

120 Credit Hours (4 years)

Application Process


Locations Available

1Admission to some outreach locations, excluding select programs in Fort Worth, requires a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.


Why Major in Psychology?

Gain academic knowledge, leadership skills and cultural experience for personal and professional enrichment in your psychology studies. Majoring in psychology prepares you for graduate school and a successful career.

What Classes Will You Take as Psychology Major?

Through diverse coursework, you’ll build a strong foundation in the knowledge of human behavior and skills in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. Study topics such as child psychopathology, neuropsychopharmacology and psycholinguistics.

The General Psychology concentration is an option for undergraduate students majoring in psychology who are interested in a variety of areas. This track provides flexibility in selecting coursework that fits personal interests and professional goals.
The Pre-Clinical Psychology concentration is an option for students who want to delve into clinical coursework. Students will take courses in abnormal, child psychopathology, behavioral neuroscience and biological psychology.

The Educational Psychology concentration is an option for students who are interested in working within the educational and cognition fields. Students are encouraged to take courses in human cognition, psycholinguistics and psychological tests and measurements.

If you choose a specific concentration, you will be able to engage in courses specifically related to your field of interest.

View all required classes for the psychology bachelor’s degree.


How Do You Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?

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