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Department of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


Our B.A. in Psychology prepares students for placements in entry-level positions in the helping professions or for graduate school in many sub-fields of psychology.



Credit hours shown in parentheses.


Psychology Major, B.A

Introduction to Social Research (3)

Introduction to Psychology* (3)

Life Span Development (3)

Statistical Methods in Psychology (3)

Principles of Sociology (3)


One of the following:

Cognition (3)

Social Psychology (3)


One of the following:

Abnormal Psychology (3)

Counseling Theories (3)

Personality (3)


One of the following:

Experimental Psychology (3)

Psychological Testing (3)


Each of the following:

History and Systems of Psychology (3)

Psychology Seminar (3)

Human Biology (4)*

Twelve additional PSY elective credits


*Also meets general education requirements

For a printable version of the curriculum requirements, check out our online Course Catalog.

Recommended class sequence for Psychology B.A.



Contact Dr. John Bechtold; Department Chair

(717) 796-1800, ext. 7023



How to Apply
To apply for admission to Messiah College, simply call and request an application at 1-800-233-4220 or apply online! Open House dates and major-specific events are scheduled throughout the year. Students may arrange for a variety of visit options to suit their interests and schedule.


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