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College of Arts & Sciences



Allyson Grant

Communication Specialist

Departments of Business & Economics, Psychology, Allied Health

What is a psychology degree?


A bachelor’s psychology degree expands your insight into human behavior and interaction. By using quantitative research methods and other forms of data collection, you’ll examine the motives that drive people to act. This holistic approach to the study of clinical psychology helps to build crucial skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and oral and written communication.

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What makes the psychology degree program at Baker University special?

A good psychology program, like the one you’ll find at Baker, emphasizes practical experience that develops the skills and knowledge necessary in a variety of career fields.

More than 60 percent of our psychology program graduates pursue advanced degrees, and of those students who apply, over 95 percent are accepted to the graduate program of their choice. This success rate is due in large part to the personalized approach we take in our advanced classroom setting.

As a psychology undergraduate student, you’ll conduct research alongside faculty members. You may even get the chance to present your research at national psychology conferences. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue internships that allow you to apply your understanding of integrative psychology in a real-world setting.


What can you do with a psychology degree?

Thanks to an in-depth understanding of human behavior, Baker University psychology graduates will find there’s not much they can’t do. These are a few of the more popular jobs for people with a psychology degree, some of which may require further education:

  • Therapist or counselor
  • Social worker
  • Employee relations specialist
  • Real estate agent
  • Psychiatric assistant
  • Community organization worker
  • Teacher or college instructor
  • Advertising sales representative
  • Coach
  • Police officer
  • Writer
  • Researcher

Psychology Degree Courses

Psychology Course Descriptions

Scholarships for Psychology Majors

The Department of Psychology gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year’s tuition:

  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Psychology
  • Benjamin A. Gessner Award
  • Thomas G. Manson and Frances B. Manson Scholarship
  • Robert L. Miller Scholarship

Learn more about scholarships at Baker University

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Meet the Faculty

Dr. Sara Crump

Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Department of Psychology

B.S. University of Washington, Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara

Office: Mabee Hall 204

Dr. Tony Brown

Professor of Psychology

B.A. Wabash College, M.S. & Ph.D Vanderbilt University

Expertise: developmental psychology

Office: Mabee Hall 205


Dr. Robyn Long

Professor of Psychology, Director of Study Abroad

B.S. Baker University, M.Ed. & Ph.D. University of Georgia

Office: Mabee Hall 206

Dr. Rand Ziegler

Professor of Psychology

B.A. Dickinson College, M.A. & Ph.D. West Virginia University

Expertise: behavior analysis, general experimental psychology

Office: Mabee Hall 402