Baker's psychology program, offered through the Department of Behavioral and Health Sciences, prepares students for graduate studies in psychology and for a variety of careers. Students work closely with professors in small classes and form strong bonds with classmates through projects, academic travel and departmental activities

Internships & Research Projects

Internships or independent research projects or both will play a large role in your academic experience.


Recent students have participated in the following internships:

  • Human resources department at a large Kansas City company
  • Schools working with students with behavioral disorders
  • Domestic-violence shelters
  • Suicide-prevention hotlines
  • Manufacturing plant to help develop initiatives to increase employee health and decrease absenteeism
  • Organizations that serve adults with developmental disabilities
  • United Way administrative offices
  • Red Cross
  • High schools and middle schools shadowing counselors

Independent Research

At Baker you will have the unique opportunity to conduct research as an undergraduate and present it at conferences. Baker psychology students routinely win awards for their research at these conferences.

Recent research projects include a study in sports psychology, working with local high school wrestling and baseball teams.

Skills Employers Seek

A psychology degree and liberal arts education will prepare you to learn new skills, making you desirable to a  variety of employers. Psychology majors often find jobs in human resources, sales and management.

Postgraduate Opportunities

More than 60 percent of Baker psychology graduates attend graduate school, so we focus on preparing you to get into grad school and succeed once there. Our students are studying at private and public universities throughout the Midwest and across the country.