Psychology - Bachelor of Science

Young man talking with counselor

Our mission is to develop a thoroughgoing, science-based curriculum for understanding behavior; to establish student learning outcomes related to basic psychological principles, research methods, critical thinking, and professional skills; and to support student participation in faculty research programs and community service projects.

We design these experiences to allow our students the opportunity to practice discussing major psychological principles and research findings; to apply psychological principles and procedures in real-life settings; and to eventually pursue careers in an array of human-service industries or admission to various graduate programs.

Potential Careers

  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Behavior Analyst
  • School Counselor
  • Personnel Manager
  • Addiction Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Probation Officer
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Life Coach
  • Research Assistant
  • Academic Advisor
  • Lawyer
  • Psychologist
  • Public Administration
  • Public Service
  • Military
  • Retail and Sales
  • Advertising
  • Human Resources

Median Annual Salary

Mental Health Counselor


Behavior Analyst


Addiction Counselor


Life Coach




Lab Research Assistant 


Fundraising Coordinator


Psychologist (doctorate)


Personnel Manager

Case Manager $88,028

*Median annual salaries are from

Additional Facts

  • We are the only psychology program in Alabama that offers all majors and minors hands-on training in an animal learning lab.

Psychology Minor

Applied Behavior Analysis Minor