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The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology — Multiple Pathways to a Degree

The program combines theoretical study and scientific research methods with practical application through course work, field studies, community involvement, volunteerism and supervised independent research. Graduates of the Psychology department go on to careers in social services, mental health, education, research and business. Undergraduates also may choose to specialize in developmental disabilities.


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology requires the completion of 36 to 54 credits and is available on campus and online. Beyond the general major, Psychology students can elect to study one of the following concentrations: Behavior Analysis, Clinical Psychology, Community Psychology, Developmental Disabilities, or Health Psychology.

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Read more about the psychology major and see course listings.

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Why Study Psychology at UMass Lowell?

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Campus and community-based learning experiences are integrated throughout our curriculum. Skills are further developed and applied in an advanced two-semester field placement, often within Lowell.
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Expand Your Career Options

Our graduates are prepared for leadership positions in government, health and human services, and community and educational organizations in a variety of professional roles and capacities.
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Access Resources

Our “laboratory” is the community. We have close relationships with community-based organizations and leaders throughout Greater Lowell. In addition, our faculty is engaged in a variety of research endeavors.